WoRMS taxon details

Heterocyathus aequicostatus Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848

216146  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:216146)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1848) Mémoire 2. Monographie des turbinolides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 9: 211-344, pls. 7-10. [details]   
Note unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Depth range 0-20 m  
Depth range 0-20 m [details]

Description Sometimes hermatypic. Corals are solitary, free-living, and have a flat base. They have a commensal relationship with a...  
Description Sometimes hermatypic. Corals are solitary, free-living, and have a flat base. They have a commensal relationship with a sipunculid worm (Aspidosiphon corallicola). The sipunculid moves the coral about on substrates and prevents it from becoming buried. Polyps are extended only at night. Polyp larvae settle initially on dead micro-molluscs which become embedded in the corallum. Colour: pale brown, often with greenish oral disc. Abundance: always found on soft horizontal substrates at depths of 20 m or more, usually in association with Heteropsammia cochlea and Cycloseris cyclolites. May be very abundant (up to 40 individuals per square metre). (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2021). World List of Scleractinia. Heterocyathus aequicostatus Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=216146 on 2021-01-20
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1997-10-31 12:32:54Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2010-08-20 12:17:25Z
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original description Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1848) Mémoire 2. Monographie des turbinolides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 9: 211-344, pls. 7-10. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus roussaeanus Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1848) Mémoire 2. Monographie des turbinolides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 9: 211-344, pls. 7-10. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus philippinensis Semper, 1872) Semper, C. (1872). Uber Generationswechsel bei Steinkorallen und über das M.-Edwards'sche Wachstumgesetz der Polypen. <em>Zeitschrift fur Wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 22: 235-280, pls. 16-21. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus oblongatus Rehberg, 1892) Rehberg, H. (1892). Neue und wenig bekannte Korallen. <em>Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg.</em> 12: 1-50. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus woodmasoni Alcock, 1893) Alcock, A. 1893. On some newly-recorded corals from the Indian Seas. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Natural History) 62: 138-149, pl. 5. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus aequicostatus delicatus Sakakura, 1935) Sakakura K (1935) Les Héterocyathes fossiles de la Prefecture de Tiba, Japon (in Japanese). Journal of the Geolgical Society of Japan 42: 182-191, pl. 5. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus elongatus Hu, 1987 †) Hu CH (1987) Unusual fossil corals from Hengchun Peninsula, southern Taiwan.— Memoirs of the Geological Society of China 8: 31-48, pls 1-3.  [details]   

original description  (of Stephanoseris rousseaui Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1851). Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. <em>Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Archives.</em> 5: 1–502, 20 pls. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus philippensis Semper, 1872) Semper, C. (1872). Uber Generationswechsel bei Steinkorallen und über das M.-Edwards'sche Wachstumgesetz der Polypen. <em>Zeitschrift fur Wissenschaftliche Zoologie.</em> 22: 235-280, pls. 16-21. [details]   

original description  (of Psammoseris rousseaui Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1851). Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. <em>Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Archives.</em> 5: 1–502, 20 pls. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus aequicostatus carthausi Felix, 1913 †) Felix J. (1913). Die fossilen Anthozoen aus der Umgegend von Trinil. <em>Palaeontographica.</em> 60 (5-6): 311-365, pls 24-27. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus rembangensis Gerth, 1921 †) Gerth H. (1921). Coelenterata. Anthozoa. In K. Martin (ed.): Die Fossilien von Java auf Grund einer Sammlung von Dr. R.D.M. Verbeek und von Anderen. <em>Sammlungen des Geologischen Reichs-Museums in Leiden. Neue Folge.</em> 1 (2): 387-445, pls. 55-57. [details]   

original description  (of Brachytrochus simplex Duncan, 1876) Duncan PM. (1876). Notices of some Deep-sea and Littoral Corals from the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Indian, New-Zealand, Persian Gulf, and Japanese &c. Seas. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 44: 428-442, pls. 38-41. [details]   

original description  (of Heterocyathus sandalinus Gerth, 1921 †) Gerth H. (1921). Coelenterata. Anthozoa. In K. Martin (ed.): Die Fossilien von Java auf Grund einer Sammlung von Dr. R.D.M. Verbeek und von Anderen. <em>Sammlungen des Geologischen Reichs-Museums in Leiden. Neue Folge.</em> 1 (2): 387-445, pls. 55-57. [details]   

basis of record Wijsman-Best M, Faure G, Pichon M. (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. <em>Revue Zoologique Africaine.</em> 3: 600-627, pls. 9-`12. [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D. (2009-2017). On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. <em>In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats.</em> Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Cairns, S.D., 2004. Azooxanthellate Scleractinia of Australia. Rec. Australian Mus., 56(3): 259-329, 12 pls. [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Hoeksema BW, Best MB (1991) New observations on scleractinian corals from Indonesia: 2. Sipunculan-associated species belonging to the genera Heterocyathus and Heteropsammia. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 65: 221-245. [details]   

additional source Durham JW, Barnard JL (1952) Stony corals of the Eastern Pacific collected by the Velero III and Velero IV. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 16: 1-110, pls. 1-16. [details]   

additional source Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Eguchi M. (1942). Fossil and recent simple corals from Japan. <em>Science Reports Tohoku Imperial University, 2nd Series (Geology).</em> 22 (2): 105-178, pls. 9-12. [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Eguchi M. (1941). Simple corals from the Sumagui Formation, the Philippine Islands. <em>Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Japan.</em> 17(6): 210-215. [details]   

additional source Song J-I. (1982). A study on the classification of the Korean Anthozoa 7. Scleractinia (Hexacorallia). <em>Korean Journal of Zoology.</em> 25 (3): 131-148. [details]   

redescription Cairns, S.D., 1998. Azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of Western Australia. Rec. of West. Austr. Mus. 18(4): 361-417, 9 pls.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate or azooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Depth range 0-20 m [details]

Description Sometimes hermatypic. Corals are solitary, free-living, and have a flat base. They have a commensal relationship with a sipunculid worm (Aspidosiphon corallicola). The sipunculid moves the coral about on substrates and prevents it from becoming buried. Polyps are extended only at night. Polyp larvae settle initially on dead micro-molluscs which become embedded in the corallum. Colour: pale brown, often with greenish oral disc. Abundance: always found on soft horizontal substrates at depths of 20 m or more, usually in association with Heteropsammia cochlea and Cycloseris cyclolites. May be very abundant (up to 40 individuals per square metre). (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Type locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English striped bum coral  [details]