Leptopsammia pruvoti Lacaze-Duthiers, 1897

AphiaID: 135193

sunset cup coral

Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Dendrophylliidae (Family)

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Identifying features

  • Almost always solitary but sometimes found as small groups of corallia arising from one base (pseudocolonies).
  • The disk and tentacles are usually yellow, sometimes with an orange disk.
  • The polyp sits in a porous calcified skeleton.
  • Possesses about 96 tentacles.
  • Attached to bedrock or stable boulders in crevices, caves or overhangs.
  • The corallum may be from short and cylindrical to tall and inversely conical, height to 60 mm, diameter of the calyx to 17 mm.

Conservation Status

Synonyms

Leptopsammia microcardia Döderlein, 1913

International References

basis of record Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 109-110 [details]

additional source Cairns, S.D. (2009). On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge., available online at http://www.lophelia.org/online-appendices [details]

redescription Zibrowius, H. (1980). Les scléractiniaires de la Méditerranée et de l’Atlantique nord-oriental. Mémoires de l’Institut océanographique, Monaco, 11. Musée océanographique de Monaco: Monaco. 3 volumes, including bibliography and taxonomic index pp. [details]

redescription Zibrowius, H. (1980). Les scléractiniaires de la Méditerranée et de l’Atlantique nord-oriental. Mémoires de l’Institut océanographique, Monaco,. 11. [details]

additional source Cairns, S.D. (2009-2017). On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge., available online at http://www.lophelia.org/images/stories/pdfs/Cold-water_Corals_Online_Appendix.pdf [details]

additional source Chevalier, J. P. (1966). Contribution à l’étude des Madréporaires de côtes occidentales de l’Afrique tropicale. Bulletin de l’Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire. Series A: Sciences Naturelles. 28: 1356-1405, pls. 6-8. [details]

original description Lacaze-Duthiers, H. de. (1897). Faune du Golfe de Lion. Coralliaires. Zoanthaires sclérodermés (Deuxième mémoire). Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale. Ser. 3. 5: 1-249, pls. 1-12. [details]

additional source Döderlein, L. (1913). Die Steinkorallen aus dem Golf von Neapel. Mitteilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel. 21: 105-152, pls. 7-9. [details]

additional source Brito A, Ocaña O. (2004). Corals of the Canary Islands. Skeleton anthozoans of the littoral and deep bottoms. Francisco Lemus, La Laguna. 1-477 pp. [details]

additional source Kružić P. (2002). Marine fauna of the Mljet National Park (Adriatic Sea, Croatia). 1. Anthozoa. Natura Croatica. 11: 265-292. [details]

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