Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

azooxanthellate
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Fossil species

recent & fossil

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Comprehensive Description

Description

"Genus Madrepora Linnaeus, 1758

 

 

Diagnosis. Colonial, extratentacular budding forming dendroid colonies. Coenosteum dense, no

 

costae, corallites filled internally by stereome. No pali; columella spongy or absent.

 

 

Type-species: Madrepora oculata Linnaeus, 1758, by subsequent designation (Verrill, 1901)." Cairns 1982, p. 13.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Genus of non-reef building scleractinians; cosmopolitan. Colonial, dendroid, with more or less alternate budding. Pali are absent, columellae are weakly developed (Veron, 1986 <57>).
  • Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 26.5 - 39.5
  Temperature range (°C): 27.085 - 27.085
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.584 - 0.584
  Salinity (PPS): 33.699 - 33.699
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.672 - 4.672
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.210 - 0.210
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.259 - 5.259

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 26.5 - 39.5
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

50-1950 m
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Wikipedia

Madrepore

Madrepore ("mother of pores") is a genus of stony corals, often found forming reefs or islands in tropical locations. The names Madrepore and Madreporaria were formerly applied universally to any stony coral of the family Scleractinia. They reproduce in three separate ways as discovered by the marine zoologist Anne Thynne (1800-1866).[2]

Species[edit]

Species include:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Madrepora". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ "On the increase of Madrepores". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London: Taylor and Francis) 3 (29): 449–461. 1859. 
  3. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135123
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