WoRMS taxon details

Goniopora somaliensis Vaughan, 1907

207212  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207212)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Vaughan TW (1907). Some madreporarian corals from French Somaliland, East Africa, collected by Dr Ch. Gravier. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 32: 249-266. [details]   
Note Somalia (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Somalia (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Coralla are generally leafy, forming large, thick plates. Columns may develop, but these are not like other columnar...  
Description Coralla are generally leafy, forming large, thick plates. Columns may develop, but these are not like other columnar species of Goniopora which typically have dead basal portions and knob-like living tips, but support live polyps throughout and are tapering. These are uncommon, and they have corallites identical to the usual, plate form (see both b/w photos - second one is a column). Corallites are 2.5 - 3.5 mm diameter, and very shallow, giving a smooth appearance. Found in overhangs and in darkened areas of reef slopes, but commonest on steep slopes in clear and moderately turbid habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are thick or thin encrusting plates with shallow calices forming a smooth surface. Calices are 2.8-4 mm in diameter. Polyps are short and cylindrical with pointed tentacles. They are usually retracted during the day. Colour: usually grey. Abundance: Uncommon, large colonies (which may be over 2 m in diameter) are conspicuous. They are usually found under overhangs. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Goniopora somaliensis Vaughan, 1907. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207212 on 2019-06-19
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1996-10-25 15:03:37Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Vaughan TW (1907). Some madreporarian corals from French Somaliland, East Africa, collected by Dr Ch. Gravier. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 32: 249-266. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J. E. N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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

additional source Veron, J.E.N.; Pichon, M. (1982). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 5: 1-159. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Coralla are generally leafy, forming large, thick plates. Columns may develop, but these are not like other columnar species of Goniopora which typically have dead basal portions and knob-like living tips, but support live polyps throughout and are tapering. These are uncommon, and they have corallites identical to the usual, plate form (see both b/w photos - second one is a column). Corallites are 2.5 - 3.5 mm diameter, and very shallow, giving a smooth appearance. Found in overhangs and in darkened areas of reef slopes, but commonest on steep slopes in clear and moderately turbid habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are thick or thin encrusting plates with shallow calices forming a smooth surface. Calices are 2.8-4 mm in diameter. Polyps are short and cylindrical with pointed tentacles. They are usually retracted during the day. Colour: usually grey. Abundance: Uncommon, large colonies (which may be over 2 m in diameter) are conspicuous. They are usually found under overhangs. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Type locality Somalia (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English anemone coral  [details]
Japanese ソマリアハナガササンゴ  [details]