CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Cnidaria (phylum)  »  Anthozoa (class)  »  Scleractinia (order)  »  Merulinidae (family)

CAAB Code: 11 305117 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Dipsastraea mirabilis    (Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941)
CAAB category: 11 - Cnidaria Jellyfish, sea anemones, corals and allies
Family: Merulinidae (hard corals) - show full list
Common Name: [a stony coral]
Recent Synonyms: Barabattoia amicorum
Dipastraea amicorum (mis-identification)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Tropical Indo-West Pacific
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 11 305907     Dipsastraea spp.
Organism Type: a stony coral
Taxon Notes:This species synonymised with Barabattoia amicorum by Veron (eg Veron, 2000), but is regarded as a distinct species by Huang et al, 2014. Here, we regard both species as part of the Australian fauna pending a review of all previous records of B. amicorum to determine their true identity.

World Register of Marine Species
Name status: no match    Checked on: 2016-08-09
Record source: Veron, J. E. H., 2000, Corals of the World. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Qld. 3 Vols.
Scientific Name
verified against
Huang, D. Benzoni, F. Fukami, H. Knowlton, N. Smith, N.D. Budd, A.F., 2014. Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia)., Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 171: 277-355.
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