WoRMS taxon details

Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840

135079  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135079)

accepted
Family
Seriatoporidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Stylophoridae Verrill, 1866 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Stylophoridae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Styloporidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (misspelling)
Genus Madracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Genus Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816
Genus Seriatopora Lamarck, 1816
Genus Stylophora Schweigger, 1820

Genus Anthopora Gray, 1835 accepted as Stylophora Schweigger, 1820 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Axhelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 accepted as Madracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Axohelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Madracis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym, misspelling)
Genus Phyllopora Tenison-Woods, 1879 accepted as Stylophora Schweigger, 1820 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Sideropora Blainville, 1830 accepted as Stylophora Schweigger, 1820 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Genus Stylopora Schweigger, 1820 accepted as Stylophora Schweigger, 1820 (unaccepted > misspelling)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Gray, J.E. (1840). Pocilloporidae. <em>Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum.</em> 41: 54-84. [details]   
Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Pocilloporidae. The name appeared two years earlier in...  
Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Pocilloporidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the same series of the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (Gray, J.E., South rooms of the north gallery. Syn. Cont. Brit. Mus., 41, 54–84) in a similar list of collections in the museum's north gallery. [details]

Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light...  
Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light availability. Most species brood planula larvae after internal fertilisation rather than release gametes into the water. They brood at regular or irregular intervals throughout the year. Mature colonies are hermaphrodite.
Colonial and mostly hermatypic. Colonies are submassive, ramose or arborescent. Corallites are immersed to conical, small, have well-developed columellae and neatly arranged septa of two cycles or less, some usually fused with the columella. The coenosteum is covered with spinules. Related families are Astrocoeniidae and Acroporidae.(Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135079 on 2022-11-30
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Gray, J.E. (1840). Pocilloporidae. <em>Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum.</em> 41: 54-84. [details]   

original description  (of Seriatoporidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Mémoire sur les polypiers appartenant a aux groups naturels des zoanthaires perforés es des zoanthaires tabulés. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences 29: 257-263. [details]   

original description  (of Stylophoridae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12403706 [details]   

original description  (of Styloporidae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 †) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12403706 [details]   

basis of record Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 109-110 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 1: 1-86. [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]   

identification resource Cairns SD, Kitahara M. (2012). An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary. <em>ZooKeys.</em> 227: 1-47., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.227.3612 [details]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Colonial, submassive or branching, plocoid. Colony formation by extratentacular budding. Corallites are cylindrical, immersed or conical and small. Well developed vertically discontinuous styliform columella. Septa rarely more than 2 cycles. Some septa fused with the columella; often reduced to narrow laminae or striae. Coenosteum solid or vesicular. [details]

Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Pocilloporidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the same series of the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (Gray, J.E., South rooms of the north gallery. Syn. Cont. Brit. Mus., 41, 54–84) in a similar list of collections in the museum's north gallery. [details]

From other sources
Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light availability. Most species brood planula larvae after internal fertilisation rather than release gametes into the water. They brood at regular or irregular intervals throughout the year. Mature colonies are hermaphrodite.
Colonial and mostly hermatypic. Colonies are submassive, ramose or arborescent. Corallites are immersed to conical, small, have well-developed columellae and neatly arranged septa of two cycles or less, some usually fused with the columella. The coenosteum is covered with spinules. Related families are Astrocoeniidae and Acroporidae.(Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
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Japanese ハナヤサイサンゴ科  [details]