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Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840

135079  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135079)

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Gray, J.E. (1840). Pocilloporidae. <em>Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum.</em> 41: 54-84. [details]   
Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Pocilloporidae. The name appeared two years earlier in...  
Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Pocilloporidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the same series of the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (Gray, J.E., South rooms of the north gallery. Syn. Cont. Brit. Mus., 41, 54–84) in a similar list of collections in the museum's north gallery. [details]

Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light...  
Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light availability. Most species brood planula larvae after internal fertilisation rather than release gametes into the water. They brood at regular or irregular intervals throughout the year. Mature colonies are hermaphrodite.
Colonial and mostly hermatypic. Colonies are submassive, ramose or arborescent. Corallites are immersed to conical, small, have well-developed columellae and neatly arranged septa of two cycles or less, some usually fused with the columella. The coenosteum is covered with spinules. Related families are Astrocoeniidae and Acroporidae.(Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840. Accessed through: Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2024) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: https://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135079 on 2024-02-28
Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2024). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Pocilloporidae Gray, 1840. Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135079 on 2024-02-28
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Gray, J.E. (1840). Pocilloporidae. <em>Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum.</em> 41: 54-84. [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 Veron JEN, Pichon M. (1976). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia. Part I. Families Thamnasteriidae, Astroceoniidae, Pocilloporidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 1: 1-86. [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]   

identification resource Cairns, S.D. & M. Kitahara. (2012). An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the Recent azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa), with an attached glossary. <em>ZooKeys.</em> 227: 1-47., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.227.3612 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 
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Diagnosis Colonial, submassive or branching, plocoid. Colony formation by extratentacular budding. Corallites are cylindrical, immersed or conical and small. Well developed vertically discontinuous styliform columella. Septa rarely more than 2 cycles. Some septa fused with the columella; often reduced to narrow laminae or striae. Coenosteum solid or vesicular. [details]

Status The oft-cited Gray, 1842, p. 135, is not the first use of the family Pocilloporidae. The name appeared two years earlier in the same series of the Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum (Gray, J.E., South rooms of the north gallery. Syn. Cont. Brit. Mus., 41, 54–84) in a similar list of collections in the museum's north gallery. [details]

From other sources
Description All genera in this family are highly polymorphic and all show similar growth forms in response to wave action and light availability. Most species brood planula larvae after internal fertilisation rather than release gametes into the water. They brood at regular or irregular intervals throughout the year. Mature colonies are hermaphrodite.
Colonial and mostly hermatypic. Colonies are submassive, ramose or arborescent. Corallites are immersed to conical, small, have well-developed columellae and neatly arranged septa of two cycles or less, some usually fused with the columella. The coenosteum is covered with spinules. Related families are Astrocoeniidae and Acroporidae.(Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
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Japanese ハナヤサイサンゴ科  [details]
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