Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Anthozoa > Subclass Hexacorallia > Order Scleractinia > Family Stenocyathidae > Genus Stenocyathus

Stenocyathus vermiformis (Pourtalès, 1868)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

StenocyathusPourtalès, 1871accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: worm coral


basis of record

Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 109-110

additional source

Cairns, S.D., 1984. New records of ahermatypic corals (Scleractinia) from the Hawaiian and Line Islands. Occasional papers of the Bishop Musem, 25(10): 1-30.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., and Keller, N.B., 1993. New taxa and distributional records of azooxanthellate Scleractinia from the tropical south-west Indian Ocean, with comments on their zoogeography and ecology. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 103(5): 213-292, 13 pls.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., 2004. Azooxanthellate Scleractinia of Australia. Rec. Australian Mus., 56(3): 259-329, 12 pls.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., Jaap, W.C., and J.C. Lang. 2009. Scleractinia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 333–347 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Cairns, S.D., 2009. On line appendix: Phylogenetic list of the 711 valid Recent azooxanthellate scleractinian species with their junior synonyms and depth ranges, 28 pp. In: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge http://www.lophelia.org/online-appendices

additional source

Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101.


Cairns, S.D., 1979. The deep-water Scleractinia of the Caribbean and adjacent waters. Stud. Fauna Curacao, 57 (180): 341 pp.


Cairns, S.D., 1995. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). N. Z. Oceanographic Mem, 103: 210 pp.


Cairns, S.D., and Parker, S.A., 1992. Review of the Recent Scleractinia (Stony Corals) of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Rec. S. Australian Mus., Mono. Ser. 3: 82 pp., 18 pls.


Cairns, S.D., 2000. A revision of the shallow-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia of the western Atlantic. Stud. Nat. Hist. Carib. Reg. 75: 321 pp., 215 figs.


Zibrowius, H. (1980). Les scléractiniaires de la Méditerranée et de l'Atlantique nord-oriental. Mémoires de l'Institut océanographique, Monaco, 11. Musée océanographique de Monaco: Monaco. 3 volumes, including bibliography and taxonomic index pp.


Cairns, S.D., 1994. Scleractinia of the Temperate North Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 557:150 pp., 42 plates, 3 figs.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications)
GenBank (5 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Hoeksema, B. (2014). Stenocyathus vermiformis (Pourtalès, 1868). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135208




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