WoRMS taxon details

Letepsammia Yabe & Eguchi, 1932

267550  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267550)

accepted
Genus
Stephanophyllia (Letepsammia) Yabe & Eguchi, 1932 · unaccepted > superseded combination (basionym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
(of Stephanophyllia (Letepsammia) Yabe & Eguchi, 1932) Yabe H, Eguchi M. (1932). Deep-water corals from the Riukiu limestone of Kikai-Jima, Riukiu Islands. <em>Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Japan.</em> 8: 442-445. [details]   
Status Originally described as a subgenus of Stephanophyllia. Type species well described by Cairns (1989).  
Status Originally described as a subgenus of Stephanophyllia. Type species well described by Cairns (1989). [details]

Depth range 50-710 m  
Depth range 50-710 m [details]

Fossil range Pliocene to Recent  
Fossil range Pliocene to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Letepsammia Yabe & Eguchi, 1932. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267550 on 2022-12-02
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2008-01-14 11:18:07Z
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2010-09-08 12:59:53Z
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2019-10-07 21:25:33Z
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2020-07-23 14:39:54Z
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2022-06-08 05:32:32Z
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original description  (of Stephanophyllia (Letepsammia) Yabe & Eguchi, 1932) Yabe H, Eguchi M. (1932). Deep-water corals from the Riukiu limestone of Kikai-Jima, Riukiu Islands. <em>Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Japan.</em> 8: 442-445. [details]   

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 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. (2017). Systematic descriptions of the Scleractinia - Family Micrabaciidae (nr. 98). <em>Treatise Online, Part F, Revised.</em> Volume 2, Chapter 11: 1-8., available online at https://doi.org/10.17161/to.v0i0.6671 [details]   

redescription Cairns SD. (1989). A revision of the ahermatypic Scleractinia of the Philippine Islands and adjacent waters, Part 1: Fungiacyathidae, Micrabaciidae, Turbinoliinae, Guyniidae, and Flabellidae. <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 486: 1-136. [details]   

new combination reference Vaughan TW, Wells JW. (1943). Revision of the suborders, families and genera of the Scleractinia. <em>Special Papers of the Geological Society of America.</em> 44: 1-363. [details]   

new combination reference Owens JM. (1986). On the elevation of Stephanophyllia subgenus Letepsammia to generic rank (Coelenterata: Scleractinia: Micrabaciidae). <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 99 (3): 486-488. [details]   

status source Squires DF, Keyes IW. (1967). The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinian corals. <em>New Zealand Department of Scientiic and Industrial Research Bulletin.</em> 185: 1-46, pls. 1-6. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Comparison Differs from Stephanophyllia in having more perforate septa, more complex septal dentition, a thinner base, and larger marginal shelf. [details]

Diagnosis Corallum porous but sturdy; costae consist of thin, delicate ridges; marginal shelf present; septa lamellar and highly porous, with complex dentition; small, simple synapticulae present; columella spongy. [details]

Remark The genus was partially revised by Cairns (1989). There are four valid species, one having a fossil record [details]

Status Originally described as a subgenus of Stephanophyllia. Type species well described by Cairns (1989). [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 50-710 m [details]

Fossil range Pliocene to Recent [details]