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Wijsman-Best M, Faure G, Pichon M. (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. Revue Zoologique Africaine. 3: 600-627, pls. 9-`12.
Wijsman-Best M, Faure G, Pichon M
Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa
Revue Zoologique Africaine
3: 600-627, pls. 9-`12
During several expeditions to the Seychelles, Mozambique and South-East Africa (1966, 1969, 1972) organized by the Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale at Tervuren and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, a large collection of stony corals was made. A short explanation on the problem of the identification of Scleractinian corals and the level we have reached at the present time is given. A historical retrospect on previous work carried out in this area is summarized and a comparison with Pacific coral reef studies is made. Finally a list of the species collected is given with some taxonomical, ecological or geographical data whenever needed.
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Acanthastrea hillae Wells, 1955 accepted as Homophyllia bowerbanki (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) (basis of record)
Acropora clathrata (Brook, 1891) (additional source)
Acropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Acropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891) accepted as Acropora florida (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Acropora prostrata (Dana, 1846) accepted as Acropora millepora (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Acropora rosaria (Dana, 1846) accepted as Acropora loripes (Brook, 1892) (basis of record)
Dendrophyllia gaditana (Duncan, 1873) accepted as Eguchipsammia gaditana (Duncan, 1873) (basis of record)
Dendrophyllia micrantha (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Tubastraea micranthus (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Favia amicorum (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Dipsastraea amicorum (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (basis of record)
Heterocyathus aequicostatus Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (basis of record)
Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (additional source)
Millepora tenera Boschma, 1949 (basis of record)
Montipora danae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (additional source)
Montipora edwardsi Bernard, 1897 (basis of record)
Montipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766) (additional source)
Pavona divaricata Lamarck, 1816 (basis of record)
Porites cylindrica Dana, 1846 (additional source)
Stylaster nobilis (Saville-Kent, 1871) (basis of record)
Mozambique for Acanthastrea echinata (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Acropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Acropora decipiens (Brook, 1892) 
Mozambique for Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Acropora nasuta (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Acropora palifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Acropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891) 
Mozambique for Acropora spicifera (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Astreopora listeri Bernard, 1896 
Mozambique for Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Coscinaraea columna (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Coscinaraea monile (Forskål, 1775) 
Mozambique for Cycloseris costulata (Ortmann, 1889) 
Mozambique for Cyphastrea serailia (Forskål, 1775) 
Mozambique for Echinophyllia aspera (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mozambique for Echinopora gemmacea (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Echinopora lamellosa (Esper, 1791) 
Mozambique for Favia amicorum (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 
Mozambique for Favia favus (Forskål, 1775) 
Mozambique for Favia pallida (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Favia rotumana (Gardiner, 1899) 
Mozambique for Favia stelligera (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Favites chinensis (Verrill, 1866) 
Mozambique for Favites complanata (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mozambique for Fungia scutaria Lamarck, 1801 
Mozambique for Galaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Mozambique for Goniastrea australensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) 
Mozambique for Goniastrea edwardsi Chevalier, 1971 
Mozambique for Goniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Horastrea indica Pichon, 1971 
Mozambique for Hydnophora microconos (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Leptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mozambique for Leptoseris mycetoseroides Wells, 1954 
Mozambique for Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) 
Mozambique for Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mozambique for Montipora foliosa (Pallas, 1766) 
Mozambique for Montipora maeandrina (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mozambique for Montipora spumosa (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Montipora tuberculosa (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) 
Mozambique for Pavona clavus Dana, 1846 
Mozambique for Pavona divaricata Lamarck, 1816 
Mozambique for Pavona explanulata (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Pavona praetorta (Dana, 1846) 
Mozambique for Pavona varians (Verrill, 1864) 
Mozambique for Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mozambique for Platygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mozambique for Plesiastrea versipora (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mozambique for Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Mozambique for Pocillopora verrucosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mozambique for Porites andrewsi Vaughan, 1918 
Mozambique for Porites arenosa (Esper, 1797) 
Mozambique for Porites lobata Dana, 1846 
Mozambique for Porites lutea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 
Mozambique for Psammocora contigua (Esper, 1794) 
Mozambique for Psammocora haimeana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 
Mozambique for Stylophora pistillata (Esper, 1792) 
Mozambique for Turbinaria mesenterina (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Acropora brueggemanni (Brook, 1893) 
Seychelles for Acropora complanata (Brook, 1891) 
Seychelles for Acropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Acropora danai (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Seychelles for Acropora granulosa (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Seychelles for Acropora humilis (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Acropora pharaonis (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Seychelles for Acropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891) 
Seychelles for Acropora reticulata (Brook, 1892) 
Seychelles for Acropora rosaria (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Acropora spicifera (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Alveopora fenestrata (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Astreopora listeri Bernard, 1896 
Seychelles for Caulastrea furcata Dana, 1846 
Seychelles for Coscinaraea columna (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Cycloseris costulata (Ortmann, 1889) 
Seychelles for Cynarina lacrimalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) 
Seychelles for Cyphastrea microphthalma (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Cyphastrea serailia (Forskål, 1775) 
Seychelles for Dendrophyllia gaditana (Duncan, 1873) 
Seychelles for Dendrophyllia micrantha (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Seychelles for Diploastrea heliopora (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Echinopora gemmacea (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Euphyllia glabrescens (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) 
Seychelles for Favia amicorum (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 
Seychelles for Favia pallida (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Favia stelligera (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Favites complanata (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Seychelles for Favites flexuosa (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Favites pentagona (Esper, 1790) 
Seychelles for Fungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Seychelles for Fungia repanda Dana, 1846 
Seychelles for Fungia scutaria Lamarck, 1801 
Seychelles for Galaxea clavus (Dana, 1846) 
Seychelles for Goniastrea edwardsi Chevalier, 1971 
Seychelles for Goniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816) 
Seychelles for Goniopora lobata Milne Edwards, 1860 
Seychelles for Goniopora savignyi Dana, 1846 
Seychelles for Goniopora somaliensis Vaughan, 1907 
Seychelles for Goniopora stokesi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 

Colonies are cerioid. Corallites have irregular shapes and sometimes become valleys with several centres. Polyps ... [details]


Sometimes hermatypic. Corals are solitary, free-living, and have a flat base. They have a commensal relationship ... [details]


rocks (Kalk, 1959). [details]


Spelled as D. micranthus in Macnae&Kalk. [details]


Spelled P. divericata in Sheppard (1987) and Sheppard (1998). [details]

 Type locality

Moreton Bay (Veron, 1986) [details]

 Type locality

unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]