Siderastrea glynni Budd & Guzmán, 1994:593



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of S. siderea) (Glynn et al., 2016; Hoeksema & Cairns, 2024)

Last wild record: 3 September 1992 (Budd & Guzmán, 1994:593)





Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Budd, A. F. and Guzmán, Hector M. (1994). Siderastrea glynni, a new species of scleractinian coral (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) from the eastern Pacific. Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington 107(4): 591-599.


Other references:

Cairns, S. D., Hoeksema, B. W. and van der Land, J. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. Atoll Research Bulletin. 459: 13-46.

del Monte-Luna, Pablo et al. (2023). A review of recent and future marine extinctions. Cambridge Prisms: Extinction 1: e13.

Dulvy, N. K., Sadovy, Y. and Reynolds, J. D. (2003). Extinction vulnerability in marine populations. Fish and Fisheries 4(1): 25-64.

Forsman, Z. H., Guzmán, Hector M., Chen, C. A., Fox, G. E. and Wellington, G. M. (2005). An ITS region phylogeny of Siderastrea (Cnidaria: Anthozoa): is S. glynni endangered or introduced? Coral Reefs 24(2): 343-347.

Glynn, Peter W., Grassian, Benjamin, Kleemann, Karl H. and Maté, Juan L. (2016). The true identity of Siderastrea glynni Budd & Guzmán, 1994, a highly endangered eastern Pacific scleractinian coral. Coral Reefs 35: 1399-1404.

Hoeksema, B. W. and Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Siderastrea glynni Budd & Guzmán, 1994. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-02-24

Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. Journal of Natural History. 36(1): 1-13.

Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume II: Families Astrocoeniidae, Pocilloporidae, Euphyllidae, Oculinidae, Meandrinidae, Siderastreidae, Agariciidae, Fungiidae, Rhizangiidae, Pectiniidae, Merulinidae, Dendrophylliidae, Caryophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville. 429 pp.


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