WoRMS taxon details

Culicia Dana, 1846

205610  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205610)

accepted
Genus
Culicia stellata Dana, 1846 (type by subsequent designation)
Angia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Culitia Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > misspelling
Cylicia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
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]   
Depth range 0-378 m  
Depth range 0-378 m [details]

Description Genus of non-reef building scleractinians; Indo-Pacific. Colonial, budding occurs from rootlets but these are seen during...  
Description Genus of non-reef building scleractinians; Indo-Pacific. Colonial, budding occurs from rootlets but these are seen during early stages only. Corallites are tubular with thin walls, thin, weakly toothed septa and weakly developed columellae. Polyps are extended day and night. They are small with short, straight radiating tentacles (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Fossil range Miocene to Recent  
Fossil range Miocene to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Culicia Dana, 1846. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205610 on 2022-12-03
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1997-10-30 15:49:33Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2006-07-31 06:57:06Z
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Camba Reu, Cibran
2010-09-08 12:59:53Z
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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 Cylicia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1851). Monographie des polypiers fossiles des terrains palaeozoïques, précédée d'un tableau général de la classification des polypes. <em>Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Archives.</em> 5: 1–502, 20 pls. [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 Cairns SD. (1991). A revision of the ahermatypic Scleractinia of the Galápagos and Cocos Islands. <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 504: 1-32, pls. 1-12.
page(s): 7, Plate 1i, j [details]   

additional source Scheer G, Pillai CSG. (1974). Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. <em>Zoologica, Stuttgart.</em> 42(122): 1-75.
page(s): 9, 55, 74 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., Baron-Szabo, R., Budd, A.F., Lathuilière, B., Roniewicz, E., Stolarski, J., Johnson, K.G. (2010). Corallosphere. , available online at http://www.corallosphere.org [details]   

additional source Baron-Szabo RC, Cairns SD. (2016). Systematic descriptions of the Scleractinia - Family Rhizangiidae (nr. 80). <em>Treatise Online, Part F, Revised.</em> Volume 2, Chapter 10: 1-10. [details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]., available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
Nontype HLD X2: 127-47, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Corallum reptoid, additional corallites budded from a basal coenosteum, sometimes stoloniferous; corallites strongly epithecate, the epitheca riseing above the upper outer edges of the septa as a continuous rim; axial edges of S1 lobate, inner edges of remaining cycles dentate to laciniate; paliform lobes often present; columella papillose. [details]

Remark About 15 species, most of them Recent (Cairns, 1995; Cairns et al., 1999; Chevalier, 1961). [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 0-378 m [details]

Description Genus of non-reef building scleractinians; Indo-Pacific. Colonial, budding occurs from rootlets but these are seen during early stages only. Corallites are tubular with thin walls, thin, weakly toothed septa and weakly developed columellae. Polyps are extended day and night. They are small with short, straight radiating tentacles (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Fossil range Miocene to Recent [details]

Remark Placed in the family Astrangiidae in Faure, G. (1977). Type species: Culicia stellata Dana, 1846 from Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]