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Conocyathus d'Orbigny, 1849

267337  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267337)

Conocyathus (Chingchingocyathus) Ogbe, 1976 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pleurocyathus Keferstein, 1859 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Stylocyathus Reuss, 1856 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (homonym)


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  1. Species Conocyathus formosus Cairns, 2004
  2. Species Conocyathus gracilis Cairns, 1998
  3. Species Conocyathus zelandiae Duncan, 1876
  4. Species Conocyathus australiensis (Gardiner, 1939) accepted as Conocyathus zelandiae Duncan, 1876 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  5. Species Conocyathus compressus Tenison-Woods, 1878 accepted as Platytrochus compressus (Tenison-Woods, 1878) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  6. Species Conocyathus scrobiculatus Dennant, 1902 accepted as Conocyathus zelandiae Duncan, 1876 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
d'Orbigny ACVD. (1849). Note sur des Polypiers fossiles. <em>Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, 2e sér.</em> 1: 526-538. [details]   
Status Not Madrepora (Conocyathus) Brook, 1893: 160 (=Acropora).  
Status Not Madrepora (Conocyathus) Brook, 1893: 160 (=Acropora). [details]

Depth range 4-367 m  
Depth range 4-367 m [details]

Fossil range ?Paleocene to Recent  
Fossil range ?Paleocene to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2023). World List of Scleractinia. Conocyathus d'Orbigny, 1849. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267337 on 2023-12-10
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original description d'Orbigny ACVD. (1849). Note sur des Polypiers fossiles. <em>Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, 2e sér.</em> 1: 526-538. [details]   

original description  (of Pleurocyathus Keferstein, 1859) Keferstein, W. (1859). Die Korallen der norddeutschen Tertiärgebilde. <em>Zeitschrift der deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft.</em> 11: 354–383, pls. 14-15. [details]   

original description  (of Conocyathus (Chingchingocyathus) Ogbe, 1976 †) Ogbe FGA. (1976). Some Paleocene corals from Ewekoro Southwestern Nigeria. <em>Journal of Mining and Geology.</em> 13(2): 1-5, pl. 1. [details]   

original description  (of Stylocyathus Reuss, 1856 †) Reuss, A. E. (1856). Beiträge zur Charakteristik der Tertiärschichten des nördlichen und mittleren Deutschlands. <em>Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse.</em> 18(2)[1855]: 197-273., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6441740 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

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

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]   

redescription Cairns, S.D. (1995). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa. <em>New Zealand Oceanographic Memoir.</em> 103: 1-210. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Cairns, S.D. (1997). A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Turbinoliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 591: 1-55. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

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Comparison Differs from Turbinolia in lacking a columella and in having fewer external thecal pits (see Cairns, 1997: 22 for discussion). [details]

Diagnosis Corallum ceratoid, with a rounded base and circular in cross section; GCD up to 3.5 mm; theca imperforate but deeply pitted exteriorly; costae independent and finely granular, twice as many as septa; septa hexamerally arranged in 3 cycles; one crown of 6 P2; columella rudimentary or absent. [details]

Remark This genus and family was monographed by Cairns (1997), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. Eleven species, only 3 known from the Recent (see Cairns, 1998, 2004). Filkorn (1994) reviewed the fossil species. [details]

Status Not Madrepora (Conocyathus) Brook, 1893: 160 (=Acropora). [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 4-367 m [details]

Fossil range ?Paleocene to Recent [details]