Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

The Mussids have heavily constructed skeletons with large teeth on the septa. Polyps are usually thick, fleshy and colourful. Polyps are extended only at night. All genera are hermatypic, solitary or colonial, extant or fossil. Skeletal structures are solid. Corallites and valleys are large. Septa have large teeth or lobes. Columellae and walls are thick and well developed. Related family is Pectiniidae. (Veron, 1986 <57>).
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:105
Specimens with Sequences:55
Specimens with Barcodes:55
Species:31
Species With Barcodes:19
Public Records:52
Public Species:18
Public BINs:3
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Mussidae

Mussidae is a family of stony coral in the order Scleractinia.[1]

Members of this family are widely sought after for the reef aquarium trade.

Taxonomy[1][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c WoRMS (2014). "Mussidae Ortmann, 1890". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
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