WoRMS taxon details

Porites solida (Forskål, 1775)

207227  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207227)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora solida Forskål, 1775) Forskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059 [details]   

(of Porites (Porites) solida (Forskål, 1775)) Forskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059 [details]   
Note Red Sea (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies develop into massive growths several metres across. There seems to be much less tendency to grow into a columnar...  
Description Colonies develop into massive growths several metres across. There seems to be much less tendency to grow into a columnar form (as P. lutea does). Also, the calices are larger, more angular and tend to have much less prominent pali. Another fairly reliable calicular difference between this and P. lutea is that the ventral triplet of septa remain free at their tips, while they fuse into a trident shape in P. Lutea. Widespread, and found most commonly in gently sloping areas. It will always be found in sheltered areas of protected fringing reefs, and in lee slopes of patch reefs.
Colonies are massive and may be several metres in diameter. Colour: brown or greenish-yellow. Abundance: common (Veron, 1986).
Forms massive, domed colonies up to several metres in diameter. Similar to P. lutea but corallites are larger, up to 2mm wide. Colour: yellow to brownish. Habitat: common in sheltered areas on reef slopes (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Porites solida (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207227 on 2019-10-18
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
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2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2018-05-31 16:09:18Z
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original description  (of Madrepora solida Forskål, 1775) Forskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059 [details]   

original description  (of Porites conglomerata (Esper, 1797)) Esper, E.J.C. (1797). Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungennach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil.(Nürnberg): 1-230, pls L-LXI. [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora conglomerata Esper, 1797) Esper, E.J.C. (1797). Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungennach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Erster Theil.(Nürnberg): 1-230, pls L-LXI. [details]   

original description  (of Porites (Porites) solida (Forskål, 1775)) Forskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059 [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Chan, A. L. K.; Chan, K. K.; Choi, C. L. S.; McCorry, D.; Lee, M. W.; Ang, P. (2005). Field guide to hard corals of Hong Kong. <em>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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies develop into massive growths several metres across. There seems to be much less tendency to grow into a columnar form (as P. lutea does). Also, the calices are larger, more angular and tend to have much less prominent pali. Another fairly reliable calicular difference between this and P. lutea is that the ventral triplet of septa remain free at their tips, while they fuse into a trident shape in P. Lutea. Widespread, and found most commonly in gently sloping areas. It will always be found in sheltered areas of protected fringing reefs, and in lee slopes of patch reefs.
Colonies are massive and may be several metres in diameter. Colour: brown or greenish-yellow. Abundance: common (Veron, 1986).
Forms massive, domed colonies up to several metres in diameter. Similar to P. lutea but corallites are larger, up to 2mm wide. Colour: yellow to brownish. Habitat: common in sheltered areas on reef slopes (Richmond, 1997).
Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958). [details]

Type locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English hump coral  [details]
Japanese オオハマサンゴ  [details]