WoRMS taxon details

Tubastraea Lesson, 1830

267930  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267930)

accepted
Genus
Agatheliopsis Loeser, 2014 † · unaccepted (junior synonym)
Astropsammia Verrill, 1869 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Coenopsammia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Dendrophyllia (Coenopsammia) Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pachypsammia Verrill, 1866 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pachysammia Verrill, 1866 † · unaccepted (junior synonym)
Placopsammia Duncan, 1876 · unaccepted (Synonymy)
Tubastaea Lesson, 1830 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Tubastrea Lesson, 1830 · unaccepted (misspelling)
Tubastreae Lesson, 1830 · unaccepted > misspelling
Species Tubastraea chloromura Yiu & Qiu, 2022
Species Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1830
Species Tubastraea dendroida Yiu & Qiu, 2022
Species Tubastraea diaphana (Dana, 1846)
Species Tubastraea faulkneri Wells, 1982
Species Tubastraea floreana Wells, 1982
Species Tubastraea megacorallita Yiu, Chung & Qiu, 2021
Species Tubastraea micranthus (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Tubastraea tagusensis Wells, 1982
Species Tubastraea violacea Yiu & Qiu, 2022

Species Tubastraea aurea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) accepted as Australopsammia aurea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
Species Tubastraea caboverdiana Ocaña & Brito, 2015 accepted as Atlantia caboverdiana (Ocaña & Brito, 2015) (unaccepted > superseded combination, amended spelling)
Species Tubastraea micrantha (Ehrenberg, 1834) accepted as Tubastraea micranthus (Ehrenberg, 1834) (unaccepted > misspelling)
Species Tubastraea pedersenii (Verrill, 1869) accepted as Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Tubastraea tenuilamellosa (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) accepted as Tubastraea coccinea Lesson, 1830 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
Species Tubastraea titjimaensis Eguchi, 1968 accepted as Cladopsammia gracilis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym, misspelling)
Species Tubastraea willeyi (Gardiner, 1900) accepted as Cladopsammia willeyi (Gardiner, 1900) (unaccepted > superseded combination)

Species Tubastraea coccinea (Ehrenberg, 1834) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Lesson, R.P. (1830). Voyage autour du monde : exécuté par ordre du roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825, par M. L.I. Duperrey. <em>Zoologie 2,.</em> Paris, 1826-1830. (vol. 2, pt 2, 2e division, 1830)., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38663489 [details]   
Depth range 0-110 m  
Depth range 0-110 m [details]

Fossil range Eocene to Recent  
Fossil range Eocene to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Tubastraea Lesson, 1830. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267930 on 2022-10-05
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2008-01-14 11:18:07Z
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2010-08-14 14:40:15Z
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2010-09-07 13:48:11Z
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2019-10-17 20:56:40Z
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original description Lesson, R.P. (1830). Voyage autour du monde : exécuté par ordre du roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, la Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825, par M. L.I. Duperrey. <em>Zoologie 2,.</em> Paris, 1826-1830. (vol. 2, pt 2, 2e division, 1830)., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38663489 [details]   

original description  (of Coenopsammia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) 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]   

original description  (of Astropsammia Verrill, 1869) Verrill, A. E. (1869). On New and imperfectly known Echinoderms and Corals. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural HIstory.</em> 12: 381-391., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9494023#page/389/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Pachypsammia Verrill, 1866) Verrill AE. (1866). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Part III. Madreporaria. <em>Communications of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 5(3): 17-50, pls. 1-2., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33204514 [details]   

original description  (of Placopsammia Duncan, 1876) Duncan PM. (1876). Notices of some Deep-sea and Littoral Corals from the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, Indian, New-Zealand, Persian Gulf, and Japanese &c. Seas. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 44: 428-442, pls. 38-41., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29099627#page/524/mode/1up [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 Daly, M.M., Fautin D.G., Cappola V.A., 2003. Systematics of the Hexacorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 139 3: 419-437.
page(s): 424-425, 427-428 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Randall RH. (2003). An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. <em>Micronesica.</em> 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 137 [details]   

additional source Sartoretto S, Harmelin J-G, Bachet F, Bejaoui N, Lebrun O, Zibrowius H. (2008). The alien coral <i>Oculina patagonica</i> De Angelis (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) in Algeria and Tunisia. <em>Aquatic Invasions.</em> 3 (2): 173-180., available online at http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2008/AI_2008_3_2_Sartoretto_etal.pdf
page(s): 174 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Zibrowius, H. & M.J. Grygier. (1985). Diversity and range of scleractinian coral hosts of Ascothoracida (Crustacea: Maxillopoda). <em>Annales de l'Institut Océanographique.</em> 61(2):115-138.
page(s): 130-131, Fig. 46 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Fenner, D. P. (2005). Corals of Hawai'i. A Field Guide to the Hard, Black, and Soft Corals of Hawai'i and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway. <em>Mutual Publishing, Ltd., Honolulu.</em> 144 pp.
page(s): 26, 27, 83, 84, 124 [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 Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 48 [details]   

redescription Cairns SD. (2000). A revision of the shallow-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia of the Western Atlantic. <em>Studies on the Fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean Islands.</em> 125: 1-235. [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 
    Definitions

From editor or global species database
Comparison Similar to Enallopsammia, but plocoid and having some endotheca. [details]

Diagnosis Calices arranged in plocoid manner, corallites originating from a thick basal coenosteum; costae granular, epitheca absent; septa normally arranged; fossa deep, containing a spongy to trabecular columella; tissue often brightly colored; azooxanthellate. [details]

Remark This genus and family were monographed by Cairns (2001), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. Eight species, 3 of which are known as fossils. Often incorrectly written as Tubastrea. [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 0-110 m [details]

Fossil range Eocene to Recent [details]
LanguageName 
English turret coralorange tube coralorange sun polyporange sun coralorange polyp coralorange cupcoralorange cup coraldaisy cup coralbranching octopus coral  [details]
German Orange Kelchkoralle  [details]
Tubastraea coccinea
 Tubastraea coccinea
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Tubastraea coccinea
 Tubastraea coccinea
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Tubastrea coccinea
 Tubastrea coccinea
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Tubastraea coccinea Orange cup coral DMS
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