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Desmophyllum Ehrenberg, 1834

135093  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135093)

accepted
Genus
Madrepora dianthus Esper, 1794 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (type by subsequent designation)
Lophelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Lophohelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Psammosmilia de Fromentel, 1866 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pseudodesmophyllum Reig Oriol, 1997 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Scolangia Tenison-Woods, 1880 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Thalassiotrochus Milne Edwards, 1861 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym

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  1. Species Desmophyllum ambiguum Michelotti, 1871 †
  2. Species Desmophyllum cantamessi Zuffardi-Comerci, 1932 †
  3. Species Desmophyllum coulsoni Wells, 1977 †
  4. Species Desmophyllum decuplum Wells, 1977 †
  5. Species Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794)
  6. Species Desmophyllum exclavatum Osasco, 1897 †
  7. Species Desmophyllum hourigani Cairns, 2021
  8. Species Desmophyllum joannense Dennant, 1902 †
  9. Species Desmophyllum laevicostatum Osasco, 1897 †
  10. Species Desmophyllum lirioides Wells, 1977 †
  11. Species Desmophyllum orbigny (Fromentel, 1866) †
  12. Species Desmophyllum orientalis (Stoliczka, 1873) †
  13. Species Desmophyllum pertusum (Linnaeus, 1758)
  14. Species Desmophyllum pyrenaicum Chevalier, 1961 †
  15. Species Desmophyllum quinarium Tenison-Woods, 1879
  16. Species Desmophyllum semicostatum Seguenza, 1864 †
  17. Species Desmophyllum stokesii Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 †
  18. Species Desmophyllum striatum Michellotti, 1871 †
  19. Species Desmophyllum subcostatum Chevalier, 1961 †
  20. Species Desmophyllum taurinense (Michelin, 1841) †
  21. Species Desmophyllum willcoxi Gane, 1895 †
  22. Subgenus Desmophyllum (Javania) Duncan, 1876 accepted as Javania Duncan, 1876 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  23. Species Desmophyllum alabastrum Alcock, 1902 accepted as Javania lamprotichum (Moseley, 1880) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  24. Species Desmophyllum antarcticum Gravier, 1914 accepted as Javania antarctica (Gravier, 1914) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  25. Species Desmophyllum cailleti Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864 accepted as Javania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  26. Species Desmophyllum capense Gardiner, 1905 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  27. Species Desmophyllum clavatum Michelotti, 1871 accepted as Javania clavata (Michelotti, 1871) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  28. Species Desmophyllum cornu (Moseley, 1880) accepted as Crispatotrochus cornu (Moseley, 1880) (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  29. Species Desmophyllum costatum Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  30. Species Desmophyllum cristagalli Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  31. Species Desmophyllum cumingi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym, misspelling)
  32. Species Desmophyllum cumingii Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  33. Species Desmophyllum delicatum Yabe & Eguchi, 1942 accepted as Javania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  34. Species Desmophyllum eburneum Moseley, 1880 accepted as Javania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  35. Species Desmophyllum fasciculatum (Risso, 1826) accepted as Thalamophyllia gasti (Döderlein, 1913) (unaccepted > junior homonym)
  36. Species Desmophyllum galapagense Vaughan, 1906 accepted as Javania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  37. Species Desmophyllum gasti Döderlein, 1913 accepted as Thalamophyllia gasti (Döderlein, 1913) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  38. Species Desmophyllum gracile Studer, 1878 accepted as Monomyces rubrum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  39. Species Desmophyllum incertum Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 accepted as Oxysmilia rotundifolia (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  40. Species Desmophyllum ingens Moseley, 1880 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  41. Species Desmophyllum insigne (Duncan, 1876) accepted as Javania insignis Duncan, 1876 (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  42. Species Desmophyllum insignis Duncan, 1876 accepted as Javania insignis Duncan, 1876 (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  43. Species Desmophyllum lamprotichum Moseley, 1880 accepted as Javania lamprotichum (Moseley, 1880) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  44. Species Desmophyllum nobile Verrill, 1885 accepted as Javania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  45. Species Desmophyllum pseudoseptata Eguchi, 1965 accepted as Javania antarctica (Gravier, 1914) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  46. Species Desmophyllum pseudoseptatum Eguchi, 1965 accepted as Javania antarctica (Gravier, 1914) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  47. Species Desmophyllum reflexum Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  48. Species Desmophyllum riisei Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 accepted as Thalamophyllia riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) (unaccepted > superseded combination, amended spelling)
  49. Species Desmophyllum rusei Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 accepted as Thalamophyllia riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) (unaccepted > misspelling - incorrect original spelling)
  50. Species Desmophyllum serpuliforme Gravier, 1915 accepted as Desmophyllum dianthus (Esper, 1794) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  51. Species Desmophyllum simplex Verrill, 1870 accepted as Thalamophyllia riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  52. Species Desmophyllum solidum Pourtalès, 1871 accepted as Thalamophyllia riisei (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  53. Species Desmophyllum stellaria Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) europaea (Risso, 1827) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  54. Species Desmophyllum stokesi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 † accepted as Desmophyllum stokesii Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 † (unaccepted > misspelling - incorrect subsequent spelling)
  55. Species Desmophyllum striatum Cairns, 1979 accepted as Desmophyllum hourigani Cairns, 2021 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym, homonym)
  56. Species Desmophyllum subcylindricum Philippi, 1846 † accepted as Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) subcylindrica (Philippi, 1846) † (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  57. Species Desmophyllum subturbinatum Michelotti, 1871 † accepted as Javania subturbinata (Michelotti, 1871) † (unaccepted > superseded combination)
  58. Species Desmophyllum tenuescens Gardiner, 1899 accepted as Thalamophyllia tenuescens (Gardiner, 1899) (unaccepted > superseded combination, basionym)
  59. Species Desmophyllum vitreum Alcock, 1898 accepted as Javania cailleti (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  60. Species Desmophyllum affine Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  61. Species Desmophyllum antiquatum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  62. Species Desmophyllum clavatum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  63. Species Desmophyllum compressum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  64. Species Desmophyllum crassum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  65. Species Desmophyllum cylindraceum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  66. Species Desmophyllum defrancei (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  67. Species Desmophyllum edwardsianum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  68. Species Desmophyllum ehrenbergianum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  69. Species Desmophyllum elegans Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  70. Species Desmophyllum fungiaeforme Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  71. Species Desmophyllum gracile Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  72. Species Desmophyllum maximum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  73. Species Desmophyllum miocenicum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  74. Species Desmophyllum multicostatum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  75. Species Desmophyllum orbiculare Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  76. Species Desmophyllum pedunculatum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  77. Species Desmophyllum sulcatum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  78. Species Desmophyllum zancleum Seguenza, 1864 † (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29725862 [details]   
Depth range 8-2460 m  
Depth range 8-2460 m [details]

Fossil range Upper Cretaceous to Recent  
Fossil range Upper Cretaceous to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Desmophyllum Ehrenberg, 1834. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135093 on 2024-05-25
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original description Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29725862 [details]   

original description  (of Lophelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Mémoire sur les polypiers appartenant a aux groups naturels des zoanthaires perforés es des zoanthaires tabulés. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences 29: 257-263. [details]   

original description  (of Lophohelia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857) Milne Edwards H, Haime J. (1857). Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. 631 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12403706 [details]   

original description  (of Thalassiotrochus Milne Edwards, 1861) Milne Edwards A. (1861). Observations zur l'existence de divers mollusques et zoophytes. <em>Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 4.</em> 15: 149-157. [details]   

original description  (of Scolangia Tenison-Woods, 1880 †) Tenison Woods, J. E. (1880). Corals and Bryozoa of the Neozoic period in New Zealand. <em>Palaeontology of New Zealand. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department.</em> 4: i-xvi, 1-34, 3 pls. [details]   

original description  (of Psammosmilia de Fromentel, 1866 †) Fromentel E. de. (1866). Paléontologie française ou description des Animaux invertébrés fossiles de la France. Terrain crétacé. Tome 8 : Zoophytes. p. 241-288. [details]   

original description  (of Pseudodesmophyllum Reig Oriol, 1997 †) Reig Oriol, J. M. (1997). Generos y especies nuevas de Madreporarios cretacicos. <em>Barcelona, Self-published,.</em> 45 pp., 5 pls. [details]   

basis of record Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 109-110 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. <em>[Online Nomenclator Zoologicus at Checklistbank. Ubio link has gone].</em> , available online at https://www.checklistbank.org/dataset/126539/about [details]   

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

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): 135 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D. (2009-2017). On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. <em>In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats.</em> Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Cairns, S.D., L. Gershwin, F.J. Brook, P. Pugh, E.W. Dawson, O.V.; Ocaña, W. Vervoort, G. Williams, J.E. Watson, D.M. Opresko, P. Schuchert, P.M. Hine, D.P. Gordon, H.I. Campbell, A.J. Wright, J.A.Sánchez & D.G. Fautin. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [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 Bassett-Smith, P.W. (1890). Report on the corals from Tizard and Macclesfield Banks, China Sea. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History,.</em> 6(35): 353-374, 443-458, pls. 12-14., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939008694050
page(s): 358, 367 [details]   

additional source Chevalier J-P. (1961). Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formations recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale. <em>Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France, Nouvelle Série.</em> 40(93): 1-562, pls. 1-26. [details]   

additional source Kitahara, M.V., J. Stolarski, S.D. Cairns, F. Benzoni, J.L. Stake & D.J. Miller. (2012). The first modern solitary Agariciidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) revealed by molecular and microstructural analysis. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 26 (3): 303-315., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is11053
page(s): 304, 311, 313 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Alcock AW. (1902). Report on the deep-sea Madreporaria of the Siboga-Expedition. <em>Siboga Expeditie.</em> 16a: 1-52, pls. 1-5., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.11383
page(s): 28, 45, 50 [details]   

additional source Wells JW. (1958). Scleractinian Corals. <em>British-Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1929-31 Reports Series B.</em> 6(11): 257-275, pls. 1-2.
page(s): 260 [details]   

additional source Farrow, G. E.; Durant, G. P. (1985). Carbonate-basaltic sediments from Cobb Seamount, Northeast Pacific: zonation, bioerosion and petrology. Marine Geology, 65, 73-102
page(s): 78, 91, 92 [details]   

additional source Stetson, T. R.; Squires, D. F.; Pratt, R. M. (1962). Coral banks occurring in deep water on the Blake Plateau. American Museum Novitates, (2114): 1-39
page(s): 34 [details]   

additional source Smith FGW. (1954). Gulf of Mexico Madreporaria. <em>Fisheries Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S.).</em> 55, 291-295.
page(s): 294 [details]   

redescription Cairns, S.D. (2000). A revision of the shallow-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia of the western Atlantic. <em>Studies on the Natural History of the Caribbean Region.</em> 75: 1-231. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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. (1994). Scleractinia of the temperate North Pacific. <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 557: 1-150. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Nontype BMNH, geounit Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Corallum solitary, trochoid to subcylindrical, firmly attached; septothecate; pali absent; columella absent or rudimentary; sparse endothecal dissepiments in elongate coralla. [details]

Remark Several dozen fossil species and three Recent species. See Baron-Szabo (2002), Cairns (1994) and Chevalier (1961) for discussion. D. dianthus is one of a dozen cosmopolitan coral species and perhaps the most commonly collected deep water coral species. It is also morphologically one of the simplest in construction. [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 8-2460 m [details]

Fossil range Upper Cretaceous to Recent [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
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