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Astrangia poculata  (Ellis and Solander, 1786)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 53370

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Astrangia danae
    Astrangia astraeiformis
  Common Name(s): northern star coral
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
       PhylumCnidaria Hatschek, 1888 – cnidarians, coelenterates, cnidaires, coelentérés, água viva, anêmona, caravela, cnidario, coral, hidra  
             ClassAnthozoa Ehrenberg, 1834 – corals, flower animals, sea anemones, anémones de mer, coraux, água viva, anêmona, antozoário, caravela, corais, gorgônia  
                   OrderScleractinia Bourne, 1900 – stony corals, madrépores  
                      SuborderFaviina Vaughan and Wells, 1943  
                         FamilyRhizangiidae D'Orbigny, 1851  
                            GenusAstrangia Milne-Edwards and Haime, 1848  
                               SpeciesAstrangia poculata (Ellis and Solander, 1786) – northern star coral  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: American Fisheries Society, 1991, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Astrangia poculata   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Astrangia poculata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cairns, Stephen D.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Species richness of recent Scleractinia   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Atoll Research Bulletin, no. 59   
  Page(s): 1-46   
  Publisher: National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Astrangia poculata   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Western Atlantic Ocean  






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