WoRMS taxon details

Distichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766)

210734  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:210734)

accepted
Species
Distichopora (Distichopora) violacea (Pallas, 1766) · unaccepted (changed combination)
Distichopora fisheri Broch, 1942 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Distichopora fulvacea Michelin, 1862 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Distichopora rosea Saville Kent, 1871 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Millepora violacea Pallas, 1766 · unaccepted (basionym, changed combination)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Millepora violacea Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P. S. (1766). Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succintas descriptiones, cum selectis auctorum synonymis. <em>[book].</em> pp. 451, Fransiscum Varrentrapp, Hagae., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6019361 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Depth range 0-122 m  
Depth range 0-122 m [details]

Description Calcareous skeleton with wide, flat branches, forking regularly, slightly anastomosing; many branches having a line of...  
Description Calcareous skeleton with wide, flat branches, forking regularly, slightly anastomosing; many branches having a line of pores along the edge through which polyps extend. Colour pale purple. Habitat: coastal reefs to deep water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]
WoRMS (2022). Distichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766). Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=210734 on 2022-05-18
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1997-10-13 09:05:27Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2010-09-27 16:31:04Z
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2015-06-26 12:14:04Z
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2015-07-24 11:50:35Z
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2016-02-10 20:53:43Z
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2021-04-19 07:17:51Z
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original description  (of Distichopora fulvacea Michelin, 1862) Michelin H. (1862). Distichopora fulvacea. In: Maillard L (ed) Notes sur l'Ile de la Réunion (Bourbon). Paris. <em>Annexe B.</em>  [details]   

original description  (of Distichopora rosea 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 Distichopora fisheri Broch, 1942) Broch H. (1942). Investigations on Stylasteridae (Hydrocorals). <em>Skrifer Utgitt av Det Norske Vidensk-Akademi i Oslo, I. Mat.-Naturv. Klasse No. 3.</em> 3: 3-113. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Millepora violacea Pallas, 1766) Pallas, P. S. (1766). Elenchus zoophytorum sistens generum adumbrationes generaliores et specierum cognitarum succintas descriptiones, cum selectis auctorum synonymis. <em>[book].</em> pp. 451, Fransiscum Varrentrapp, Hagae., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6019361 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Distichopora violacea f. tenella Boschma, 1959) Boschma H. (1959). Revision of the Indo-Pacific species of the genus Distichopora. <em>Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde.</em> 29 (1): 121-171, pls. 1-16., available online at https://doi.org/10.1163/26660644-02901008 [details]   

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

basis of record Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2022). AlgaeBase. <em>World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.</em> searched on YYYY-MM-DD., available online at http://www.algaebase.org [details]   

basis of record Faure, G. (1977). Annotated checklist of the corals in the Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 203: 1-26. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Wells JW. (1954). Bikini and nearby atols: 2. Oceanography (biologic). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. <em>Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260-1: 385-486, pls. 94-185. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., 1988. New records of Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Western Australia, including the description of two new species. Rec. W. Aust. Mus. 14 1: 105-119. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Eguchi M. (1968). The hydrocorals and scleractinian corals of Sagami Bay. Collected by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. In The hydrocorals and scleractinian corals of Sagami Bay. <em>Maruzen Co.</em> Ltd., Tokyo : 1-53, pls. 1-36, C1-C80, pls. C1-C33, A1-A2, Pl. A. [details]   

additional source Hickson SJ, England HM. (1909). The Stylasterina of the Indian Ocean. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series.</em> 12 (Zoology): 345-354, pl. 44. [details]   

additional source Hickson SJ, England HM. (1905). The Stylasterina of the Siboga Expedition. <em>Siboga Exped. Monogr.</em> 8: 1-26, pls. 1-3. [details]   

additional source Moseley HN. (1879). On the structure of the Stylasteridae, a family of the hydroid stony corals. <em>Philosophical Transacations of the Royal Society of London.</em> 169 (2): 425-503, pls. 38-44. [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. [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, van der Land J. (2000-2007). 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 Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Boschma H. (1959). Revision of the Indo-Pacific species of the genus Distichopora. <em>Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde.</em> 29 (1): 121-171, pls. 1-16., available online at https://doi.org/10.1163/26660644-02901008 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [details]   

additional source Ortmann, A. (1894). Die Korallriffe von Dar-es-Salaam und Umgegend. Zoologische Jahrbücher Abteilung für Systematik, 6, 631-670
page(s): 668 [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): 395, 399, 476, Pl. 185 [details]   

additional source Möbius, K. (1880). Eine Reise nach der Insel Mauritius in Jahre 1874-75. In (K. Möbius, F. Richters, E. von Martens): Beiträge zur Meeresfauna der Insel Mauritius und der Seychellen nach Sammlungen, angelegt auf einer Reise nach Mauritius von K. Möbius. <em>Gutmann'schen Buchhandlung. Berlin.</em> pp. 1-61.
page(s): 45 [details]   

additional source Dana, J. D. (1849). Atlas. Zoophytes. C. Sherman. Philadelphia., pp. 12-01
page(s): 12, 703 [details]   

redescription Cairns SD. (1983). A generic revision of the Stylasterina (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa). Part 1. Description of the genera. <em>Bulletin of Marine Science.</em> 33(2): 427-508. [details]   
 
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    Definitions

Nontype (of Distichopora rosea Saville Kent, 1871) BMNH, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype USNM 1015005 [details]
Nontype USNM 87746 [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 0-122 m [details]

From other sources
Biology calcareous colonies, no free medusae [details]

Description Calcareous skeleton with wide, flat branches, forking regularly, slightly anastomosing; many branches having a line of pores along the edge through which polyps extend. Colour pale purple. Habitat: coastal reefs to deep water. Distribution: Indo-Pacific (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LanguageName 
Japanese ムラサキフチアナサンゴモドキ/ムラサキサンゴモドキ/ムラサキギサンゴ  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Distichopora irregularis USNM 94597)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Distichopora violacea USNM 93265)
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