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Faure, G. (1977). Annotated checklist of the corals in the Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean. Atoll Research Bulletin. 203: 1-26.
Faure, G.
Annotated checklist of the corals in the Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean
Atoll Research Bulletin
203: 1-26
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1500 samples of corals have been collected by the author since 1969, in the different reef communities of the Mascarene archipelago, from 0 to 50 meters by scuba diving. A total of 135 species (including six species of non-scleractinian corals, belonging to 68 genera (including the genera Millepora, Heliopora, Distichopora) known to date are listed in this paper. Variations in the distribution of genera and species between the three islands can be attributed primarily to a more or less great diversity in the biota of the islands, and secondarily to the disparity in the repesent status of our knowledge of the different islands.
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Acropora kenti (Brook, 1892) accepted as Acropora tenuis (Dana, 1846) (basis of record)
Acropora microclados (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Acropora multicaulis (Brook, 1893) accepted as Acropora valenciennesi (Milne Edwards, 1860) (basis of record)
Acropora muricata prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Acropora muricata var. cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816) accepted as Acropora cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816) (basis of record)
Agariciella Ma, 1937 accepted as Leptoseris Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (basis of record)
Coscinarea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Coscinaraea Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (basis of record)
Dendrophyllia manni (Verrill, 1866) accepted as Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1830 (basis of record)
Dendrophyllia nigrescens Dana, 1846 accepted as Tubastraea micranthus (Ehrenberg, 1834) (basis of record)
Distichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766) (basis of record)
Fungia somervillei Gardiner, 1909 accepted as Cycloseris somervillei (Gardiner, 1909) (additional source)
Gardineroseris planulata (Dana, 1846) (additional source)
Leptoria gracilis (Dana, 1846) accepted as Leptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (basis of record)
Madracis kauaiensis Vaughan, 1907 (basis of record)
Madrepora cristata Ellis & Solander, 1786 accepted as Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) (source of synonymy)
Millepora dichotoma Forsskål, 1775 (basis of record)
Millepora exaesa Forsskål, 1775 (basis of record)
Millepora intricata Milne Edwards, 1860 (basis of record)
Millepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834 (basis of record)
Millepora truncata Dana, 1846 accepted as Millepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834 (additional source)
Millepora tuberosa Boschma, 1966 accepted as Millepora exaesa Forsskål, 1775 (basis of record)
Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) (additional source)
Pavona cristata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) (source of synonymy)
Pavona danai (Milne Edwards, 1860) (additional source)
Pavona praetorta (Dana, 1846) accepted as Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) (source of synonymy)
Pavona repens (Brüggemann, 1877) accepted as Pavona varians (Verrill, 1864) (source of synonymy)
Pavona varians (Verrill, 1864) (additional source)
Pavonia praetorta Dana, 1846 accepted as Pavona cactus (Forskål, 1775) (source of synonymy)
Plesiastrea peroni Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 (basis of record)
Stylocoeniella armata (Ehrenberg, 1834) (additional source)
Madagascar for Acropora muricata prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mascarene Basin for Montipora spongodes Bernard, 1897 
Mascarene Basin for Montipora subtilis Bernard, 1897 
Mauritius for Acanthastrea echinata (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora appressa (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mauritius for Acropora arbuscula (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora arcuata (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora baeodactyla (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora cerealis (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora clathrata (Brook, 1891) 
Mauritius for Acropora concinna (Brook, 1891) 
Mauritius for Acropora conferta (Quelch, 1886) 
Mauritius for Acropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora danai (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora erythraea (Klunzinger, 1879) 
Mauritius for Acropora gonagra (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora grandis (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora gravida (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora haimei (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mauritius for Acropora humilis (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Acropora irregularis (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora kenti (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora macrostoma (Brook, 1891) 
Mauritius for Acropora multicaulis (Brook, 1893) 
Mauritius for Acropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Mauritius for Acropora muricata var. cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Acropora oligocyathus (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora pharaonis (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora polystoma (Brook, 1891) 
Mauritius for Acropora pyramidalis (Klunzinger, 1879) 
Mauritius for Acropora reticulata (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora rousseauii (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 1877) 
Mauritius for Acropora seriata (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mauritius for Acropora stigmataria (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora symmetrica (Brook, 1891) 
Mauritius for Acropora syringodes (Brook, 1892) 
Mauritius for Acropora tuberculosa (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
Mauritius for Acropora tylostoma (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mauritius for Agaricia ponderosa Gardiner, 1905 
Mauritius for Agariciella ponderosa (Gardiner, 1905) 
Mauritius for Alveopora daedalea (Forskål, 1775) 
Mauritius for Alveopora mortenseni Crossland, 1952 
Mauritius for Alveopora octoformis Blainville, 1830 
Mauritius for Alveopora retepora (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mauritius for Astreopora myriophthalma (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Caulastrea tumida Matthai, 1928 
Mauritius for Coscinaraea monile (Forskål, 1775) 
Mauritius for Culicia cuticulata (Klunzinger, 1879) 
Mauritius for Cycloseris cyclolites (Lamarck, 1815) 
Mauritius for Cycloseris somervillei (Gardiner, 1909) 
Mauritius for Cyphastrea chalcidicum (Forskål, 1775) 
Mauritius for Cyphastrea microphthalma (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Cyphastrea serailia (Forskål, 1775) 
Mauritius for Dendrophyllia manni (Verrill, 1866) 
Mauritius for Dendrophyllia nigrescens Dana, 1846 
Mauritius for Distichopora violacea (Pallas, 1766) 
Mauritius for Echinophyllia aspera (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mauritius for Echinopora gemmacea (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Echinopora lamellosa (Esper, 1791) 
Mauritius for Euphyllia glabrescens (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) 
Mauritius for Favia favus (Forskål, 1775) 
Mauritius for Favia hombroni (Rousseau, 1854) 
Mauritius for Favia pallida (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Favia speciosa (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Favia stelligera (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Favites abdita (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mauritius for Favites pentagona (Esper, 1790) 
Mauritius for Favites virens (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Fungia agariciformis Lamarck, 1801 
Mauritius for Fungia danai Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 
Mauritius for Fungia fungites (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Mauritius for Fungia madagascarensis Vaughan, 1906 
Mauritius for Fungia patella (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
Mauritius for Fungia samboangensis Vaughan, 1906 
Mauritius for Fungia scutaria Lamarck, 1801 
Mauritius for Fungia somervillei Gardiner, 1909 
Mauritius for Galaxea clavus (Dana, 1846) 
Mauritius for Galaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Mauritius for Galaxea hexagonalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) 
Mauritius for Goniastrea incrustans Duncan, 1889 
Mauritius for Goniastrea pectinata (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mauritius for Goniastrea retiformis (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Goniopora lobata Milne Edwards, 1860 
Mauritius for Goniopora mauritiensis Bernard, 1908 
Mauritius for Goniopora savignyi Dana, 1846 
Mauritius for Goniopora tenuidens (Quelch, 1886) 
Mauritius for Gyrosmilia interrupta (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
Mauritius for Heliopora coerulea (Pallas, 1766) 
Mauritius for Herpolitha limax (Esper, 1792) 
Mauritius for Heteropsammia michelinii Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 
Mauritius for Horastrea indica Pichon, 1971 
Mauritius for Hydnophora exesa (Pallas, 1766) 
Mauritius for Hydnophora microconos (Lamarck, 1816) 
Mauritius for Leptastrea bottae (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 
Mauritius for Leptastrea ehrenbergiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 
Mauritius for Leptastrea purpurea (Dana, 1846) 

Colonies are corymbose plates with branches up to 10 mm thick which are tapering, evenly spaced and curving upward ... [details]


Calcareous skeleton with wide, flat branches, forking regularly, slightly anastomosing; many branches having a line ... [details]


Two taxa are listed in Fauré (1977) under this name: one by Ellis & Solander, one by Milne Edwards & Haime; both ... [details]


Brüggeman is in Macnae & Kalk (1958) spelled as Brueggemann. [details]


Spelt M. exacea Forskaal in Sloan et al. (1979). [details]


Needs confirmation; only Agaricia ponderosa listed as synonym in Sheppard 1987 <65>. [details]

 Type locality

unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]