Madrepore

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Madrepore
Madrepora oculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class:Anthozoa
Subclass:Hexacorallia
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Oculinidae
Genus:Madrepora
Linnaeus, 1758[1]
 
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Madrepore
Madrepora oculata
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class:Anthozoa
Subclass:Hexacorallia
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Oculinidae
Genus:Madrepora
Linnaeus, 1758[1]

Madrepore ("mother of pores") is a genus of stony corals, often found forming reefs or islands in tropical locations. The names Madrepore and Madreporaria were formerly applied universally to any stony coral of the family Scleractinia. They reproduce in three separate ways as discovered by the marine zoologist Anne Thynne (1800-1866).[2]

Species[edit]

Species include:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Madrepora". Retrieved 2008-08-27. 
  2. ^ "On the increase of Madrepores". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London: Taylor and Francis) 3 (29): 449–461. 1859. 
  3. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135123