Taxon name selected

Pocillopora brevicornis Lamarck, 1816


Probably valid species

Target Taxon

Pocillopora brevicornis Lamarck, 1816

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Authority reference(s):

Lamarck, (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Paris. 568pp. (For species details see p. 275)

Taxonomic note: The validity of the name has yet to be confirmed

Taxonomic reference(s):

Wells, J.W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). Professional Papers of the United States Geological Survey 260:385-486, pls. 94-185.

Schmidt-Roach, S., Lundgren, P., Miller, K.J., Gerlach, G., Noreen, A.M. and Andreakis, N. (2013). Assessing hidden species diversity in the coral Pocillopora damicornis from Eastern Australia. Coral Reefs 32(1):161-172. doi:

Schmidt-Roach, S., Miller, K.J., Lundgren, P. and Andreakis, N. (2014). With eyes wide open: a revision of species within and closely related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170(1):1-33.

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