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Biology

zooxanthellate
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Comprehensive Description

Biology: Skeleton

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AuthorSkeleton?Mineral or Organic?MineralPercent Magnesium
Verrill, 1901 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Veron, 2000 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, Hoeksema, and van der Land, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Veron and Pichon, 1982 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Verrill, 1868 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Rathbun, 1887 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Ortmann, 1894 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Crossland, 1952 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Colonies develop into massive growths several metres across. There seems to be much less tendency to grow into a columnar form (as P. lutea does). Also, the calices are larger, more angular and tend to have much less prominent pali. Another fairly reliable calicular difference between this and P. lutea is that the ventral triplet of septa remain free at their tips, while they fuse into a trident shape in P. Lutea. Widespread, and found most commonly in gently sloping areas. It will always be found in sheltered areas of protected fringing reefs, and in lee slopes of patch reefs. Colonies are massive and may be several metres in diameter. Colour: brown or greenish-yellow. Abundance: common (Veron, 1986). Forms massive, domed colonies up to several metres in diameter. Similar to P. lutea but corallites are larger, up to 2mm wide. Colour: yellow to brownish. Habitat: common in sheltered areas on reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). Tropical Indo-Pacific in Kalk (1958).
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Type Information

Holotype for Porites solida Verrill, 1868
Catalog Number: USNM 94603
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): C. Hartt
Year Collected: 1867
Locality: Abrolhos Islands, Bahia, Brazil, South Atlantic Ocean
  • Holotype: Verrill. 1868. Trans. Conn. Acad. Arts Sci. 1: 358-359, no fig.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 127 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 85 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 80
  Temperature range (°C): 23.722 - 28.472
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 4.021
  Salinity (PPS): 33.101 - 35.291
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.467 - 4.888
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.070 - 0.566
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.059 - 5.163

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 80

Temperature range (°C): 23.722 - 28.472

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 4.021

Salinity (PPS): 33.101 - 35.291

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.467 - 4.888

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.070 - 0.566

Silicate (umol/l): 1.059 - 5.163
 
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Depth range based on 127 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 85 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 80
  Temperature range (°C): 23.722 - 28.472
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 4.021
  Salinity (PPS): 33.101 - 35.291
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.467 - 4.888
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.070 - 0.566
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.059 - 5.163

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 80

Temperature range (°C): 23.722 - 28.472

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 4.021

Salinity (PPS): 33.101 - 35.291

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.467 - 4.888

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.070 - 0.566

Silicate (umol/l): 1.059 - 5.163
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Porites solida

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

TTTGGGATTGGGGCAGGTATGCTCGGTACAGCTTTC---AGTATGTTAATAAGATTAGAGCTCTCGGCTCCGGGGGCTATGTTAGGAGAC---GATCATCTTTATAATGTAATTGTTACAGCACACGCTTTTATTATGATCTTTTTTTTGGTTATGCCAGTGATGATAGGGGGATTTGGGAATTGGTTGGTTCCATTA---TATATTGGGGCACCTGATATGGCTTTCCCACGGCTTAATAACATTAGTTTTTGGCTGTTGCCCCCTGCTTTAATATTGTTATTAGGTTCTGCTTTTGTTGAACAAGGGGCGGGTACCGGATGAACGGTTTATCCTCCTCTATCTAGCATTCAGGCCCATTCTGGTGGGGCGGTGGATATG---GCTATTTTTAGTCTCCATTTAGCTGGGGTGTCCTCGATTTTGGGTGCAATGAATTTTATAACAACTATATTTAATATGAGGGCCCCTGGGCTAACGTTGAATAGAATGCCCTTATTTGTGTGGTCTATCTTGATCACTGCTTTTTTATTATTATTGTCTTTGCCCGTATTAGCGGGG---GCCATAACCATGCTTTTAACGGACAGAAACTTTAATACTACTTTCTTTGATCCTGCAGGGGGGGGAGATCCGATTTTATTTCAA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Porites solida

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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