Taxon name selected

Madracis auretenra Locke, Weil and Coates, 2007


Probable synonym of

Target Taxon

Madracis mirabilis (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860)

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Taxonomic note: Depending on disputed interpretation of type specimens this is either a subjective synonym of Madracis mirabilis or a rare and presumably azooxanthellate species

Target taxon name information

Authority reference(s):

Duchassaing, P. and Michelotti, G. (1860). Memoire sur les Coralliaires des Antilles. Mémoires de L'Académie des Sciences de Turin Série II XIX:279-365 (Repaginated 1-89). (For species details see French version: pp. 62, 88; Italian version: pp. 338, 365 and Plate IX, Fig. 6)

Taxonomic note: The case for replacing this well-established name with Madracis auretenra is inadequately supported