BIOTIC Species Information for Pentapora fascialis
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Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Peter J. Hayward
Taxonomy
Scientific namePentapora fascialis Common nameRoss coral
MCS CodeY418 Recent SynonymsPentapora foliacea, Lepralia foliacea

PhylumBryozoa Subphylum
Superclass ClassGymnolaemata
Subclass OrderCheilostomatida
Suborder FamilyBitectiporidae
GenusPentapora Speciesfascialis
Subspecies   

Additional InformationSometimes misleadingly called "ross coral". The above taxonomy uses the most recent nomenclature according to Hayward & Ryland (1999). The Species Directory of the British Isles (Howson & Picton, 1997) placed Pentapora fascialis in the family Hippoporinidae under the species name Pentapora foliacea. Older classification schemes used the species Lepralia foliacea, e.g. the Plymouth Marine Fauna (Marine Biological Association 1957) and Bruce et al. (1963).
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1999, Bruce et al., 1963, MBA, 1957, Hayward & Ryland, 1979,
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