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Mussa Oken, 1815

206306  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206306)

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Madrepora angulosa Pallas, 1766 accepted as Mussa angulosa (Pallas, 1766) (type by subsequent designation)
Lithodendron Schweigger, 1819 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Lithodendrum Agassiz, 1846 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym

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  1. Species Mussa angulosa (Pallas, 1766)
  2. Subgenus Mussa (Isophyllia) Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 accepted as Isophyllia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
    1. Species Mussa (Isophyllia) dipsacea Dana, 1846 accepted as Isophyllia sinuosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
    2. Species Mussa (Isophyllia) erythraea Klunzinger, 1879 accepted as Lobophyllia erythraea (Klunzinger, 1879) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
    3. Species Mussa (Isophyllia) fragilis Dana, 1846 accepted as Isophyllia sinuosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
    4. Species Mussa (Isophyllia) multiflora (Verrill, 1902) accepted as Isophyllia sinuosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  3. Subgenus Mussa (Lithophyllia) Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Cynarina Brüggemann, 1877 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
    1. Species Mussa (Lithophyllia) lacrymalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Cynarina lacrymalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  4. Subgenus Mussa (Symphyllia) Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Lobophyllia de Blainville, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
    1. Species Mussa (Symphyllia) annectens Verrill, 1901 accepted as Isophyllia rigida (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
    2. Species Mussa (Symphyllia) braziliensis (Verrill, 1868) accepted as Mussismilia braziliensis (Verrill, 1868) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
    3. Species Mussa (Symphyllia) hispida Verrill, 1901 accepted as Mussismilia hispida (Verrill, 1901) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
    4. Species Mussa (Symphyllia) rigida (Dana, 1846) accepted as Isophyllia rigida (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
    5. Species Mussa (Symphyllia) tenuisepta Verrill, 1901 accepted as Mussismilia hispida (Verrill, 1901) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  5. Species Mussa annectens Verrill, 1902 accepted as Isophyllia rigida (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  6. Species Mussa aspera (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  7. Species Mussa brueggemanni Quelch, 1886 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  8. Species Mussa cactus Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  9. Species Mussa carduus (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Mussa angulosa (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  10. Species Mussa cerebriformis Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  11. Species Mussa corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  12. Species Mussa costata Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia costata (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym, basionym)
  13. Species Mussa crispa Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia radians (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  14. Species Mussa cristata (Esper, 1789) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  15. Species Mussa cubensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) accepted as Scolymia cubensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  16. Species Mussa cytherea Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  17. Species Mussa dianthus (Esper, 1794) accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  18. Species Mussa distans Klunzinger, 1879 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  19. Species Mussa echinata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  20. Species Mussa erythraea Klunzinger, 1879 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  21. Species Mussa eydouxi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  22. Species Mussa fastigiata (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Mussa angulosa (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  23. Species Mussa fistulosa (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  24. Species Mussa flexuosa (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  25. Species Mussa glomerata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  26. Species Mussa gyrosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Colpophyllia natans (Houttuyn, 1772) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  27. Species Mussa hartii Verrill, 1868 accepted as Mussismilia harttii (Verrill, 1868) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  28. Species Mussa hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > superseded combination, misspelling)
  29. Species Mussa hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  30. Species Mussa hispida Verrill, 1901 accepted as Mussismilia hispida (Verrill, 1901) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  31. Species Mussa lacera (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Scolymia lacera (Pallas, 1766) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  32. Species Mussa multiflora (Verrill, 1902) accepted as Isophyllia sinuosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  33. Species Mussa multilobata Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  34. Species Mussa nobilis Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia recta (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  35. Species Mussa recta Dana, 1846 accepted as Lobophyllia recta (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  36. Species Mussa ringens (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  37. Species Mussa rosula Verrill, 1907 accepted as Isophyllia sinuosa (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  38. Species Mussa rudis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia corymbosa (Forskål, 1775) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  39. Species Mussa sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  40. Species Mussa solida Tenison-Woods, 1879 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  41. Species Mussa studeri von Marenzeller, 1901 accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  42. Species Mussa tenuidentata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  43. Species Mussa tenuisepta Verrill, 1901 accepted as Mussismilia hispida (Verrill, 1901) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  44. Species Mussa crassidentata Rehberg, 1892 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  45. Species Mussa danaana (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  46. Species Mussa dipsacea Dana, 1846 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  47. Species Mussa fragilis Dana, 1846 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  48. Species Mussa grandis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  49. Species Mussa lacinians (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  50. Species Mussa laciniata Tenison-Woods, 1879 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  51. Species Mussa regalis Dana, 1846 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  52. Species Mussa sinuosa (Lamarck, 1816) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  53. Species Mussa umbellata Brüggemann, 1879 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Oken, L. (1815-1816). Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte. Dritter Theil: Zoologie. <em>Erste Abtheilung: Fleischlose Thiere,Leipzig: C.H. Reclam & Jena: A. Schmid, [book (3rd vol part one, of 3 vols, including plates atlas of T.1, 1813].</em> xxviii + 842 pp. + xviii, 40 pls. L [copepods 180-184, 357-359, 4 plates]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=Spo5AAAAcAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Status Mussa was originally described by Oken (1815). According to ICZN Opinion 417 (September 1956), the names originally...  
Status Mussa was originally described by Oken (1815). According to ICZN Opinion 417 (September 1956), the names originally proposed by Oken (1815) are rejected. However, ICZN Opinion 2061 (March, 2004) conserves the name Mussa Oken, 1815. [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Mussa Oken, 1815. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206306 on 2024-06-16
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Martinez, Olga
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original description Oken, L. (1815-1816). Lehrbuch der Naturgeschichte. Dritter Theil: Zoologie. <em>Erste Abtheilung: Fleischlose Thiere,Leipzig: C.H. Reclam & Jena: A. Schmid, [book (3rd vol part one, of 3 vols, including plates atlas of T.1, 1813].</em> xxviii + 842 pp. + xviii, 40 pls. L [copepods 180-184, 357-359, 4 plates]., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=Spo5AAAAcAAJ [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Lithodendron Schweigger, 1819) Schweigger AF. (1819). Beobachtungen auf naturhistorischen Reisen : anatomisch-physiologische Untersuchungen über Corallen ; nebst einem Anhange, Bemerkungen über den Bernstein enthaltend / von August Friedrich Schweigger. <em>Berlin.</em> , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/50571414
page(s): tab.vi [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Lithodendrum Agassiz, 1846 †) Agassiz, L. (1842-1846). Nomenclator zoologicus, continens nomina systematica generum animalium tam viventium quam fossilium, secundum ordinem alphabeticum disposita, adjectis auctoribus, libris, in quibus reperiuntur, anno editionis, etymologia et familiis, ad quas pertinent, in singulis classibus. Soloduri. Sumtibus et typis Jent et Gassmann, 12 fascicles, available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33663211 [details]   

basis of record Budd AF, Fukami H, Smith ND, Knowlton N. (2012). Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Mussidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 166 (3): 465-529., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00855.x [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): 106, 423 [details]   

additional source Matthai G. (1928). A Monograph of the Recent meandroid Astraeidae. <em>Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History).</em> 7: 1-288, pls. 1-72. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Cairns, S.D., R. Baron-Szabo, A.F. Budd, B. Lathuilière, E. Roniewicz, J. Stolarski & K.G. Johnson. (2010). Corallosphere. , available online at http://www.corallosphere.org [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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Weill, R., 1934. Contribution à l'étude des Cnidaires et de leurs nématocystes. II. Valeur taxonomique du cnidôme. Trav. Stn zool. Wimereux 11 : 349-701.
page(s): 357, 607, 608-609, 610, 616 [details]   

additional source Laborel J. (1967). A revised list of Brazilian scleractinian corals and description of a new species. <em>Postilla Yale Peabody Museum.</em> 107: 1-14.
page(s): 5, 11 [details]   

additional source Budd AF, Woodell JD, Huang D, Klaus JS. (2019). Evolution of the Caribbean subfamily Mussinae (Anthozoa: Scleractinia: Faviidae): transitions between solitary and colonial forms. <em>Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.</em> 17(18): 1581-1616., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2018.1541932 [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): 512 [details]   

additional source Duerden, J. E. (1898). On the relations of certain Stichodactylinae to the Madreporaria. Journal of the Linnean Society of London (Zoology), 26, 635-653
page(s): 647, 649 [details]   

additional source Barrios-Suárez, L. M.; Reyes, J. O.; Navas, G. R.; García, C. B. (2002). Distribution of anemones (Anthozoa: Actiniaria and Corallimorpharia) in the area of Santa Marta, Colombian Caribbean [Distribución de las anémonas (Anthozoa: Actiniaria y Corallimorpharia) en el área de Santa Marta, Caribe columbiano]. Ciencias Marinas, 28(1): 37-48
page(s): 40-41 [details]   

additional source Medina, M.; Collins, A. G.; Takaoka, T. L.; Kuehl, J. V.; Boore, J. L. (2006). Naked corals: skeleton loss in Scleractinia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(24): 9096-9100
page(s): 9097 [details]   

status source Potts DC. (1995). Porites Link, 1807, Galaxea Oken, 1815, Mussa Oken, 1815 and Dendrophyllia Blainville, 1830 (Anthozoa, Scleractinia): proposed conservation. <em>Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.</em> 52: 142-147. [details]   

status source ICZN. (2004). Opinion 2061 (Case 2900) Porites Link, 1807, Galaxea Oken, 1815, Mussa Oken, 1815 and Dendrophyllia Blainville, 1830 (Anthozoa, Scleractinia): proposed conservation. <em>The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.</em> 61: 51-53., available online at https://archive.org/details/biostor-80457 [details]   
 
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Status Mussa was originally described by Oken (1815). According to ICZN Opinion 417 (September 1956), the names originally proposed by Oken (1815) are rejected. However, ICZN Opinion 2061 (March, 2004) conserves the name Mussa Oken, 1815. [details]
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