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Millepora boschmai De Weerdt & Glynn, 1991

Boschmai's fire coral

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Original scientific description:

De Weerdt, W. H. and Glynn, P. W. (1991). A new and presumably now extinct species of Millepora (Hydrozoa) in the eastern Pacific. Zool. Meded., Leiden 65 15: 267-276. [269-270]

 

Conservation Status

Last recorded in 1997 or 1998.

Originally known only from Panama, individuals collected from Indonesia were identified by (Razak & Hoeksema, 2003). However, there are no known living individuals of this species, although they presumably exist given the recent collections from Indonesia. But until such time as living individuals are tracked down this species shall remain "missing, possible extinct".

[url=https://www.iucnredlist.org/details/133300/0]Critically Endangered[/url]

 

Distribution

Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

[b]Holotype:[/b] RMNH Coel. 14771

Type locality: "Uva Island, Contreras Islands, Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama, 2-3 m".

 

[b]Paratypes:[/b]

RMNH Coel. 14772
USNM 88321
ZMA Coel. 8449
STRI (no catalogue number)
USNM 88343-47, 88350-52, 88355
ZMA Coel. 8450-52
R M NH Coel. 17985
Z MA Coel. 8453

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

De Weerdt, W. H. and Glynn, P. W. (1991). A new and presumably now extinct species of Millepora (Hydrozoa) in the eastern Pacific. Zool. Meded., Leiden 65 15: 267-276. [269-270]

 

Other references:

Glynn, Peter W. (1972). Observations on the ecology of the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama: 13-30. In: M. L. Jones (ed.). The Panamic biota: some observations prior to a sea level canal. Bull. Biol. Soc. Wash. 2.

Glynn, Peter W. and Feingold, J. S. (1992). Hydrocoral species not extinct. Science 257: 1845.

Glynn PW, de Weerdt WH. 1991. Elimination of two reef-building hydrocorals following the 1982–83 El Nino warming event. Science 253:69–71.

Guzmán, H. and Edgar, G. (2008). Millepora boschmai. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 20 December 2010.

Razak, T. B. and Hoeksema B. W. (2003). The hydrocoral genus Millepora (Hydrozoa: Capitata: Milleporidae) in Indonesia. Zool. Verh. Leiden 345: 313-336.

Schuchert, P. (2011). Millepora boschmai de Weerdt & Glynn, 1991. In: Schuchert, P. World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=287419 on 2011-09-12

De Weerdt, W. H. and Glynn, P. W. (1991). A new and presumably now extinct species of Millepora (Hydrozoa) in the eastern Pacific. Zool. Meded., Leiden 65 15: 267-276.

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