WoRMS taxon details

Goniopora columna Dana, 1846

207221  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207221)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies develop columns with dead basal parts. Calice diameters are variable and range from about 3 to 5 mm diameter, with...  
Description Colonies develop columns with dead basal parts. Calice diameters are variable and range from about 3 to 5 mm diameter, with most being no larger than about 3.5 mm. Columellae are large. The coral has a much neater appearance than the "ragged" structure of G. stokesi calices. Living polyps are up to 10 cm long. This is probably the commonest Goniopora in the Arabian region and Indian Ocean generally. It is common in sheltered, sandy or lagoonal areas where it develops columnar colonies in the manner of G. stokesi, though usually not so large. It is common at all depths between 2 and 15 m deep in such habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are short columns, oval in transverse section. Calices are 3.5-4.5 mm in diameter. Those near the tops of columns have fine irregular septa and diffuse columellae. Those on the sides of columns have broad compact columellae and short septa. Living colonies have large polyps. Colour: brown, green or yellow. Contracted polyps usually have distinctly different colours. Abundance: Common, forms large monospecific stands especially in turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Goniopora columna Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207221 on 2019-10-18
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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (of Goniopora undalata Nemenzo, 1955) Nemenzo, F. (1955). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: I. Suborder Fungiida. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 15: 3-84. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Ang, P. O.; McCorry, D.; Si, C. C. L. (2003). Establishing a reference collection and field guides for Hong Kong scleractinian coral. <em>Final report submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.</em>  [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 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, 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 Colonies develop columns with dead basal parts. Calice diameters are variable and range from about 3 to 5 mm diameter, with most being no larger than about 3.5 mm. Columellae are large. The coral has a much neater appearance than the "ragged" structure of G. stokesi calices. Living polyps are up to 10 cm long. This is probably the commonest Goniopora in the Arabian region and Indian Ocean generally. It is common in sheltered, sandy or lagoonal areas where it develops columnar colonies in the manner of G. stokesi, though usually not so large. It is common at all depths between 2 and 15 m deep in such habitats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are short columns, oval in transverse section. Calices are 3.5-4.5 mm in diameter. Those near the tops of columns have fine irregular septa and diffuse columellae. Those on the sides of columns have broad compact columellae and short septa. Living colonies have large polyps. Colour: brown, green or yellow. Contracted polyps usually have distinctly different colours. Abundance: Common, forms large monospecific stands especially in turbid water. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

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

LanguageName 
English anemone coral  [details]
Japanese エダハナガササンゴ  [details]