Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Colonies are massive and meandroid. Valleys and walls are of uniform width. Septa are fine and regular, columella are seta-like, without centres. (Veron, 1986 <57>).
  • MASDEA (1997).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:10Public Records:9
Specimens with Sequences:10Public Species:5
Specimens with Barcodes:10Public BINs:3
Species:5         
Species With Barcodes:5         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Meandrinidae

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Meandrinidae

Meandrinidae is a family of stony corals. The name comes from the Greek, "maiandros" meaning "meandering", referring to the miniature, winding valleys that are found between the corallites. Fossil corals in this family have been found dating back to the Cretaceous.[2]

Description

Members of the Meandrinidae are colonial corals and form part of the reef building community. They contain zooxanthellae, microscopic algae symbionts that provide them with energy. They come in various different shapes including massive, encrusting, columnar and phaceloid (with tubular corallites united at the base). Although superficially resembling members of the Faviidae family, the corallites of meandrinids have solid, non-porous walls and evenly spaced, solid septae. Most of the genera are found only in the Atlantic Ocean but Ctenella is endemic to the Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.[2]

Genera

The World Register of Marine Species includes the following genera in the family:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). "Meandrinidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  2. ^ a b Family Meandrinidae Classification of Scleractinian (Stony) Corals. Retrieved 2011-12-20.
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