WoRMS taxon details

Leptoseris hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907

207291  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207291)

accepted
Species
Leptoseris incrustans Gardiner, 1905 · unaccepted (homonym, synonym)
Leptoseris striatus Saville Kent, 1871 · unaccepted (nomen oblitum)
Leptoseris tenuis Van der Horst, 1921 · unaccepted (synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Vaughan TW. (1907). Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. <em>US National Museum Bulletin.</em> 59 (9): 1-427. [details]   
Description Colonies are leafy. Corallites are protuberant, rounded mounds, with small but deep apertures, angled towards the edge of...  
Description Colonies are leafy. Corallites are protuberant, rounded mounds, with small but deep apertures, angled towards the edge of the leaf. Calices run in rows parallel to the edge of the leaf. Septo-costae are equal in size and have a very even appearance. These distinguish the species from Leptoseris scabra, which is very similar but which has septo-costae which markedly alternate in size. In deep water L. hawaiiensis may have a very smooth appearance. A mid to deep water species, occurring mostly on steep reef slopes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are encrusting laminae. Corallites are deep and rounded, irregularly distributed and slightly inclined towards the perimeter. Septo-costae are very even, giving the coenosteum a smooth appearance. Colour: brown or green, usually mottled. Abundance: uncommon, found on vertical or overhanging walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Leptoseris hawaiiensis Vaughan, 1907. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207291 on 2022-05-20
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original description Vaughan TW. (1907). Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. <em>US National Museum Bulletin.</em> 59 (9): 1-427. [details]   

original description  (of Leptoseris tenuis Van der Horst, 1921) Horst, C.J. van der, 1921. The Madreporaria of the Siboga Expedition II. Madreporaria Fungida. Siboga-Exped. XVIb: 53-98, pls. 1-6. Brill, Leiden. [details]   

original description  (of Leptoseris striatus Saville Kent, 1871) Saville Kent W. (1871). On some new and little-known species of madrepores, or stony corals, in the British Museum Collection. <em>Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1871.</em> 275-286, pls. 23-25. [details]   

original description  (of Leptoseris gravieri van der Horst, 1922) van der Horst, C.J. (1922). Madreporaria: Agariciidae. Report of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean 1905, Volume 7. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Series 2, Zoology.</em> 18 (1): 417-429, pls. 31-32. [details]   

original description  (of Leptoseris incrustans Gardiner, 1905) Gardiner JS. (1905). Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. <em>Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge.</em> 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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

additional source Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 18 [details]   

additional source Randall, R.H., 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 130 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, 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 JEN, Pichon M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C.J. (1921). The Madreporaria of the Siboga expedition: 2. Madreporaria Fungida. Siboga-Expeditie: uitkomsten op zoölogisch, botanisch, oceanographisch en geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900 aan boord H.M. Siboga onder commando van Luitenant ter Zee 1e kl. G.F. Tydeman, XVIb. E.J. Brill: Leiden. 53-98, plates I-VI pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 3, 31, 44-45 [details]   

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

additional source Veron JEN. (2002). New species described in Corals of the World. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 11: 1-209.
page(s): 97 [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1941). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. II. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku, Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 2: 67-91, pls. 60-104.
page(s): 73 [details]   

additional source Nemenzo, F. 1976. Some new Philippine scleractinian reef corals. Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 28: 229-276, pls. 1-10.
page(s): 230, 238, 256 [details]   

additional source Luck DG, Forsman ZH, Toonen RJ, Leicht SJ, Kahng SE (2013). Polyphyly and hidden species among Hawai'i's dominant mesophotic coral genera, Leptoseris and Pavona (Scleractinia: Agariciidae). PeerJ 1:e132. doi: 10.7717/peerj.132. [details]   

additional source Dinesen, Z. D. (1980). A revision of the coral genus <i>Leptoseris</i> (Scleractinia: Fungina: Agariciidae. <em>Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.</em> 20: 182-235. [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 29 [details]   

additional source Matthai G (1924) Report on the madreporarian corals in the collection of the Indian Museum, Calcutta. Memoirs of the Indian Museum 8: 1-59. [details]   

additional source Kitahara MV, Stolarski J, Cairns SD, Benzoni F, Stake JL, Miller DJ. (2012). The first modern solitary Agariciidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) revealed by molecular and microstructural analysis. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 26 (3): 303-315., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is11053
page(s): 313 [details]   

additional source Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 30, 78 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 202 [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C.J. (1922). Madreporaria: Agariciidae. Report of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean 1905, Volume 7. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Series 2, Zoology.</em> 18 (1): 417-429, pls. 31-32.
page(s): 421, 429 [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1936). Some deep-water corals from the Palao Islands. <em>Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Japan.</em> 12 (10): 346-349.
page(s): 346, 348 [details]   

additional source Boshoff, P.H. (1981). An annotated checklist of Southern Africa Scleractinia. <em>Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, Durban.</em> 49: 1-45.
page(s): 19 [details]   

additional source Fenner, D. P. (2005). Corals of Hawai'i. A Field Guide to the Hard, Black, and Soft Corals of Hawai'i and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway. <em>Mutual Publishing, Ltd., Honolulu.</em> 144 pp.
page(s): 25, 66 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume II: Families Astrocoeniidae, Pocilloporidae, Euphyllidae, Oculinidae, Meandrinidae, Siderastreidae, Agariciidae, Fungiidae, Rhizangiidae, Pectiniidae, Merulinidae, Dendrophylliidae, Caryophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 2, pp. 429.
page(s): 216-217 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Potts, D. C.; Aeby, G.; Gulko, D.; Kenyon, J.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D. (2004). 2000-2002 rapid ecological assessment of coral (Anthozoa) on shallow reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Part 1: Species and distribution. Pacific Science, 58(2): 211-230
page(s): 217 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (1977). Order Scleractinia, Stony Corals. Dennis M. Devaney and Lucius G. Eldredge (eds.). Bishop Museum Press. Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 84
page(s): 162, 168-169, 190, 195 [details]   

additional source Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 260(I): 385-486
page(s): 392, 399, 444, pl. 154 [details]   

additional source Reed, J. K. (1985). Deepest distribution of Atlantic hermatypic corals discovered in the Bahamas. Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, 6, 249-254
page(s): 253 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N.; Pichon, M. (1979). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia, part III: Families Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectiniidae, Caryophylliidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra., volume 4, pp. 422.
page(s): 37, 42, 52-57 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 46 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C. C.; Fellegara, I.; Muir, P. R.; Harrison, P. L. (2009). The scleractinian corals of Moreton Bay, eastern Australia: high latitude, marginal assemblages with increasing species richness. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54, 2
page(s): 9 [details]   
 
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Cotype USNM 20843, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Cotype USNM 20844, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Cotype USNM 20845, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Cotype USNM 20873, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Cotype USNM 20874, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Cotype USNM 20875, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Cotype USNM 20876, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Leptoseris tenuis Van der Horst, 1921) MSI 350-CC [details]
Nontype (of Leptoseris striatus Saville Kent, 1871) BMNH, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Leptoseris striatus Saville Kent, 1871) BMNH, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM [details]
Nontype WAM 145-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 146-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 147-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 148-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 151-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 223-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 297-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 314-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 316-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 371-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 37-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 389-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 438-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 589-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 624-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 682-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 69-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 750-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 816-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 824-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type IGPS 60635, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type IMC mrt-22, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type USNM, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type USNM, geounit United States Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are leafy. Corallites are protuberant, rounded mounds, with small but deep apertures, angled towards the edge of the leaf. Calices run in rows parallel to the edge of the leaf. Septo-costae are equal in size and have a very even appearance. These distinguish the species from Leptoseris scabra, which is very similar but which has septo-costae which markedly alternate in size. In deep water L. hawaiiensis may have a very smooth appearance. A mid to deep water species, occurring mostly on steep reef slopes. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)

Colonies are encrusting laminae. Corallites are deep and rounded, irregularly distributed and slightly inclined towards the perimeter. Septo-costae are very even, giving the coenosteum a smooth appearance. Colour: brown or green, usually mottled. Abundance: uncommon, found on vertical or overhanging walls. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

remark A recently described closely-related species Craterastrea levis Head has been recorded previously as L. hawaiiensis in the Red Sea (Vine, 1986 ). Date of authority given as 1918 in Best et al. 1980.
Type locality: Hawaii (Veron, 1986) [details]
LanguageName 
English porcelain coral  [details]
Japanese ハワイセンベイサンゴ  [details]