WoRMS taxon details

Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846

206964  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206964)

accepted
Species
Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pocillopora meandrina var. tuberosa Verrill, 1869 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pocillopora nobilis Verill, 1864 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pocillopora nobilis var. tuberosa Verrill, 1869 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Variety Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864 accepted as Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Variety Pocillopora meandrina var. tuberosa Verrill, 1869 accepted as Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Type locality contained in Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Hawaii (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Hawaii (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are composed of uniform sprawling branches with small uniform verrucae. Colour: Usually cream, or pink. Abundance:...  
Description Colonies are composed of uniform sprawling branches with small uniform verrucae. Colour: Usually cream, or pink. Abundance: Uncommon except on exposed reef fronts and Coral Sea reefs. Colonies may be over 1 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2023). World List of Scleractinia. Pocillopora meandrina Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206964 on 2023-01-28
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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
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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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2014-03-29 20:29:36Z
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2022-05-20 17:56:48Z
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original description Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) Verrill, A. E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Pocillopora nobilis Verill, 1864) Verrill, A. E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Pocillopora nobilis var. tuberosa Verrill, 1869) Verrill AE. (1869). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   

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

additional source Reed, S.A., 1971. Some common Coelenterates in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. In: H.M. Lenhoff, L. Muscatine & L.V. Davis, eds, Experimental Coelenterate Biology : 37-51.
page(s): 43, 49 [details]   

additional source Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23.
page(s): 17 [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (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]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Quelch JJ. (1886). Report on the Reef-corals collected by H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the years 1873-76. <em>Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873–1876. Zoology.</em> 16 (46): 1-203, pl. 1-12., available online at http://www.19thcenturyscience.org/HMSC/HMSC-Reports/Zool-46/README.htm
page(s): 30, 201 [details]   

additional source Dana, J.D,. (1846-1847). On zoophytes. <em>The American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series.</em> 2(4):64-69; 2(5):187-202; 3(7):1-24; 3(8)160-163; 3(9)337-347.
page(s): 524, 533 [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): 37 [details]   

additional source Randall RH. (2003). An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. <em>Micronesica.</em> 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 127 [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. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (1907). Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. <em>US National Museum Bulletin.</em> 59 (9): 1-427.
page(s): 7, 14, 24, 26, 31, 32, 85, 86, 93, 97-98, 100, 422, 424 Plate XIV, figs. 3, 4 [details]   

additional source Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 307, 539 [details]   

additional source Ortmann, A. (1888). Studien über Systematik und geographische Verbreitung der Steinkorallen. <em>Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abtheilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere.</em> 3: 143-188, pl. 6.
page(s): 163 [details]   

additional source Schmidt-Roach S, Miller KJ, Lundgren P, Andreakis N (2014) With eyes wide open: a revision of species within and closely related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 1-33. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1982). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part IV. Family Poritidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 5: 1-159. [details]   

additional source Gardiner JS (1897) On some collections of corals of the family Pocilloporidae from the S.W. Pacific-Ocean. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1897: 941-953, pls. 56-57. [details]   

additional source Glynn PW (1999) Pocillopora inflata, a new species of scleractinian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from the tropical eastern Pacific. Pacific Science 53: 168-180.
page(s): 175, 176 [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): 27 [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 Verrill AE. (1869). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634
page(s): 98, 101 [64, 67] [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): 33, 36 [details]   

additional source Durham JW. (1962). Corals from the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. <em>Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series.</em> 32 (2): 41-56.
page(s): 42, 45, 46, 48 [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): 21, 42-43, 116, 117 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [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): 30-31 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Siciliano, D.; Gulko, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Potts, D. C.; Aeby, G. (2004). Nihoa Island coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000, and Rapture 2000 and 2002 sites [Table 1]. Unpublished. [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 Maragos, J. E.; Gulko, D.; Aeby, G.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Gardner Pinnacles 2000-3 coral data compiled from Rapture 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 sites [Table 2]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Schmerfeld, J. (2004). Coral survey from Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2004 [Table 3]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Potts, D. C.; Siciliano, D.; Aeby, G.; Kenyon, J.; Gulko, D. (2004). Necker Island coral data compiled from Rapture and Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 4]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Gulko, D. (2004). French Frigate Shoals coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Rapture 2000 and 2002, and 2003 Sette surveys [Table 1]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Aeby, G.; Kenyon, J.; Gulko, D.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Maro reef coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, American Islander 2001, Rapture 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 9]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Rose Atoll coral data compiled from US Fish and Wildlife Service 1994, Townsend Cromwell 2002, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 10]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Gulko, D.; Aeby, G.; Kenyon, J.; Kenyon, J.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Pearl & Hermes Atoll coral data compiled from Rapture & Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, American Islander 2001, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 13]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J.; Dana, T.; Aeby, G.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Gulko, D.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Midway Atoll coral data compiled from Rapture 2000 and 2002, Townsend Cromwell 2002, US Fish and Wildlife Service 2000, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 14]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Aeby, G.; Gulko, D.; Kenyon, J.; Siciliano, D.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Kure Atoll coral data compiled from Rapture and Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 15]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 2 [details]   

additional source DeFelice, R.; Minton, D.; Godwin, L. S. (2002). Records of Shallow-Water Marine Invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with a Note on Noningenous Species: Report to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Bishop Museum. Honolulu, Hawaii., pp. 78.
page(s): 6, 10, 12, 26, 51 [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): 162-163, 177-178, 212, 217, 219, 221 [details]   

additional source Studer, T. (1901). Ergebnisse einer Reise nach dem Pacific (Schauinsland 1896-1897). Madreporarier von Samoa, den Sandwich-Inseln und Laysan. Zoologische Jahrbücher Abteilung für Systematik, 14, 388
page(s): 400, 426 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 54, 61, 65-66, 112 [details]   

additional source Dana, J. D. (1849). Atlas. Zoophytes. C. Sherman. Philadelphia., pp. 12-01
page(s): 10, 533 [details]   
 
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    Definitions

Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) HLD X2: 127-21, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) HLD X2: 153-8, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 40198, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 41103, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 44677, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 44678, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 44679, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 44966, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 47861, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 47861, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 48664, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 48717, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 48719, geounit Northern Mariana Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 48759, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 48760, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 48789, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 49660, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 50740, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 50748, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 51092, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 53003, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 53050, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 53055, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 53224, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 53271, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) IGPS 55809, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pocillopora meandrina var. nobilis Verrill, 1864) MSI C-809, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 175-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 25-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 532-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type NMSR 9006, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies are composed of uniform sprawling branches with small uniform verrucae. Colour: Usually cream, or pink. Abundance: Uncommon except on exposed reef fronts and Coral Sea reefs. Colonies may be over 1 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Hawaii (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English cauliflower coral  [details]
Japanese チリメンハナヤサイサンゴ  [details]