WoRMS taxon details

Heteropsammia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848

205633  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:205633)

accepted
Genus
Species Heteropsammia cochlea (Spengler, 1781)
Species Heteropsammia eupsammides (Gray, 1849)
Species Heteropsammia moretonensis Wells, 1964

Species Heteropsammia aequicostatus (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) accepted as Heterocyathus aequicostatus Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
Species Heteropsammia aphrodes Alcock, 1893 accepted as Heteropsammia cochlea (Spengler, 1781) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Heteropsammia elliptica Tenison-Woods, 1878 accepted as Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) bairdiana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Heteropsammia geminata Verrill, 1870 accepted as Heteropsammia eupsammides (Gray, 1849) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Heteropsammia michelinii Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Heteropsammia cochlea (Spengler, 1781) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Heteropsammia multilobata Moseley, 1880 accepted as Heteropsammia eupsammides (Gray, 1849) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Heteropsammia nipponica Yabe & Eguchi, 1932 (unaccepted > nomen nudum)
Species Heteropsammia pisum Alcock, 1902 accepted as Heteropsammia cochlea (Spengler, 1781) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Heteropsammia rotundata Semper, 1872 accepted as Heteropsammia cochlea (Spengler, 1781) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1848). Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 3. Monographie des eupsammides. <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3.</em> 10: 65-114, pls. 5-9. [details]   
Depth range 1-622 m  
Depth range 1-622 m [details]

Description Free living and highly mobile. Forms a symbiotic relationship with a sipunculid worm who lives "inside" the coral and moves...  
Description Free living and highly mobile. Forms a symbiotic relationship with a sipunculid worm who lives "inside" the coral and moves it about (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Fossil range Late Miocene to Recent  
Fossil range Late Miocene to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Heteropsammia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=205633 on 2022-09-29
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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original description Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1848). Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 3. Monographie des eupsammides. <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3.</em> 10: 65-114, pls. 5-9. [details]   

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

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

additional source Cairns, S.D. (1999). Cnidaria Anthozoa: Deep-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia from Vanuatu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands. <em>in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 20. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie.</em> 180: 31-167. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 132-133 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 4: 1-459. [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[details]   

additional source Hoeksema BW, Best MB (1991) New observations on scleractinian corals from Indonesia: 2. Sipunculan-associated species belonging to the genera Heterocyathus and Heteropsammia. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 65: 221-245. [details]   

additional source Duncan PM (1884) A revision of the families and genera of the sclerodermic Zoantharia, Ed. & H., or Madreporaria (M. Rugosa excepted). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, 18: 1-204. [details]   

additional source Baron-Szabo RC, Cairns SD. (2019). Systematic descriptions of the Scleractinia - Family Dendrophylliidae (nr. 119). <em>Treatise Online, Part F, Revised.</em> . Volume 2, Chapter 14: 1-32. [details]   

additional source Verrill, A. E. (1868-1870). Review of the corals and polyps of the west coast of America. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.</em> 1, 6, 377-558.
page(s): 506 [details]   

additional source Martens, V. (1876). Einiges aus den zoologischen Sammlungen. Sitzungs-Berichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 1876, 18-21
page(s): 20 [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C. J. (1922). The Madreporaria of the Siboga Expedition. Part III. Eupsammidae. Siboga-Expeditie Monographes, 16c, 46 [98] - 75 [127]
page(s): 67, 74, 75 [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]   

redescription Cairns SD. (2001). A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 615: 1-75., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.615 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Corallum solitary and colonial (up to 40 corallites), always attached to a gastropod or scaphopod shell inhabited by a sipunculid worm; synapticulotheca ridged; Pourtalès plan present; paliform lobes may be present; columella spongy; azooxanthellate and zooxanthellate, depending on depth. [details]

Remark This genus and family were monographed by Cairns (2001), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. The three species, one of which has a fossil record, are best described and discussed by Hoeksema and Best (1991). [details]

From other sources
Depth range 1-622 m [details]

Description Free living and highly mobile. Forms a symbiotic relationship with a sipunculid worm who lives "inside" the coral and moves it about (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]

Fossil range Late Miocene to Recent [details]

Remark Type species: Heteropsammia michelini Edwards & Haime, 1848 from the South China Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
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Japanese スツボサンゴ属  [details]