WoRMS taxon details

Porites murrayensis Vaughan, 1918

207232  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207232)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Vaughan, T.W. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]   
Note Murray Islands, Torres Strait (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Murray Islands, Torres Strait (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are hemispherical or spherical, up to 200 mm in diameter. Colour: usually cream or brown, but may be bright...  
Description Colonies are hemispherical or spherical, up to 200 mm in diameter. Colour: usually cream or brown, but may be bright colours in shallow water. Abundance: sometimes common, found in shallow clear water, especially reef flats (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Porites murrayensis Vaughan, 1918. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207232 on 2019-06-17
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-09-13 07:19:12Z
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Garcia, Maria
2014-04-15 21:12:32Z
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original description Vaughan, T.W. (1918). Some shallow-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Island, and Fanning Island. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 9 (213): 49-234, pls. 20-93. [details]   

original description  (of Porites (Porites) murrayensis Vaughan, 1918) Vaughan, T. W. (1918). Some shoal-water bottom samples from Murray Island, Australia, and comparisons of them with samples from Florida and the Bahamas. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology 9 - Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication.</em> 213: 235-288. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are hemispherical or spherical, up to 200 mm in diameter. Colour: usually cream or brown, but may be bright colours in shallow water. Abundance: sometimes common, found in shallow clear water, especially reef flats (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Murray Islands, Torres Strait (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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Japanese ムレイハマサンゴ  [details]