Myriapora de Blainville, 1830

Type species: Millepora truncata Pallas, 1766

Synonyms Author Type Species
Myriopora Ehrenberg, 1839 No type species traced
Myriozoon Ehrenberg, 1834 Millepora truncata Pallas, 1766
Myriozoum (status?) Donati, 1750 Millepora truncata Pallas, 1766
Truncularia Wiegmann & Ruthe, 1832 Truncularia teres Wiegmann & Ruthe, 1832 = Millepora truncata Pallas 1766

The genus Leieschara may also be a subjective synonym.

This genus includes the species:

  1. Myriapora? beyrichi
  2. (Stoliczka, 1862) Paleogene Oligocene Germany  
  3. Myriapora bugei
  4. d'Hondt, 1975 Recent NE Atlantic WoRMS 470126
  5. Myriapora fungiformis
  6. Vavra, 1983 L. Oligocene Germany  
  7. Myriapora kuhni
  8. Vávra, 2011 Paleogene Oligocene Germany  
  9. Myriapora operculata
    (Status?)
  10. (Canu & Bassler, 1935) Neogene Pleistocene Australia Victoria.  
  11. Myriapora sciutoi
  12. Rosso & di Martino, 2015 Neogene Miocene-Pliocene Italy, Morocco  
  13. Myriapora simplex
  14. (Busk, 1884) Recent South Atlantic WoRMS 827871
  15. Myriapora truncata
  16. (Pallas, 1766) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111435

    The following list includes several species described as Myriozoum which have not been revised. I simply don't know their current status, and consider them to be species dubia:

  17. Myriozoum honoluluense
  18. Busk, 1884 Recent East Pacific Hawai’i WoRMS 471066
  19. Myriozoum punctatum
  20. (Phillippi, 1844) Paleogene Oligocene Germany  
  21. Myriozoum serratum
  22. Mawatari, 1952 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 471064
  23. Myriozoum superficiale
  24. Ortmann, 1890 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 1033499
  25. Myriozoum tenue
  26. O'Donoghue & O'Donoghue, 1923 Recent Northeast Pacific Canada WoRMS 471065
  27. Myriozoum tenuitruncatum
  28. Vigneaux, 1948 Paleogene Oligocene France  

Several species identified as Myriozoum are unrecognisable at present: Myriozoum clavatum Meneghini in De Amicis, 1885 ; Myriozoum fervens De Gregorio, 1890, and Myriozoum propepunctatum De Gregorio, 1890. Myriapora gracilis Michelin, 1842 is included in the list of Recent species by Horowitz, and a type specimen is located in the MNHN, Paris, but I have not seen this name in the "Iconographie", and there is little more information.

Myriapora truncata Thanks to Wolfgang Seifarth and Marine Flatworms of the World for photos.

Myriapora truncata at Salento Sommerso.

Harmer notebook - entry for Myriapora
Harmer notebook - entry for Myriopora
Harmer notebook - entry for Myriozoon
Harmer notebook - entry for Truncularia


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