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Leptoseris fragilis Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849


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Leptoseris fragilis Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

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Milne Edwards, H. and Haime, J. (1849c). Mémoire sur les Polypiers appartenant à la famille des Oculinides, au groupe intermédiaire des Pseudastréides et à las familles des Fongides. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Académie des Sciences 29:67-73. (For species details see p. 72)

Taxonomic note: The type species of Leptoseris. Taxonomic characters are unknown. The type specimen, re-described by Chevalier (1961, doctoral thesis on Mediterranean Miocene reef corals) now appears to be lost; see Dinesen (1980) for details. The name Leptoseris fragilis was applied to Lithophyllon undulatum by Matthai (1924) who noted a close similarity with the type specimen. Recorded in several locations from the Red Sea to the western Pacific. See 'Overview of coral taxonomy'

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