Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

"Pseudosiderastreamay be easily overlooked because of its small size and inconspicuous growth form. Even so, it is not a common coral. There is a single species." (Dr. Elizabeth M. Wood, 1984).

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"Pseudosiderastrea forms encrusting or massive colonies that are generally less than 10 cm in diameter and are unlikely to exceed 15 cm. They are pale brown, gray or pinkish in color, with the corallite walls paler or white. Corallites are crowded, with shared walls. They are polygonal or rounded but may be irregular in shape when in the process of budding. Diameter is generally between 2 and 4 mm. The fossa in shallow, and the walls appear as a narrow ridge without a midline. Septa are closely packed and visible as fine lines running between adjacent calice centers." (Dr. Elizabeth M. Wood, 1984).

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

The genus resembles both Anomastraea and Siderastrea in general appearance. It shows extratentacular budding, unlike Anomastraea, but it does not have the synapticular rings of Siderastrea. The distribution of the genus appears to be the Far East Asia and Australia region, and the western Indian Ocean and Arabian region, but it has so far not been recorded in between. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
  • 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 42 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 18 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 11
  Temperature range (°C): 25.480 - 26.555
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.088 - 0.528
  Salinity (PPS): 35.083 - 35.198
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.573 - 4.622
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.122
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.900 - 1.231

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 11

Temperature range (°C): 25.480 - 26.555

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.088 - 0.528

Salinity (PPS): 35.083 - 35.198

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.573 - 4.622

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.122

Silicate (umol/l): 0.900 - 1.231
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:2Public Records:2
Specimens with Sequences:2Public Species:1
Specimens with Barcodes:0Public BINs:0
Species:1         
Species With Barcodes:0         
          
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