Reteporella Busk, 1884

Type species: Reteporella flabellata Busk, 1884

Synonyms: This genus includes most of the species originally assigned to the genus Retepora Lamarck, 1801, which is based upon the unrecognisable species Millepora cellulosa Linnaeus, 1767. Other synonyms are:

Synonyms Author Type species
Elasmopora King, 1848 Millepora cellulosa Linnaeus, 1767 (not Linnaeus 1758; not recognisable)
Ellipsia Jullien & Calvet, 1903 Retepora cellulosa Smitt, 1867 (not Linnaeus) = Retepora grimaldii Jullien, 1903
Malleatia Jullien, 1903 Malleatia rara Jullien in Jullien & Calvet, 1903
Radulina Meissner, 1902 Radulina semoni Meissner, 1902 = Retihornera graeffei
Retihornera (?) Kirchenpauer, 1869 not selected
Sertella Jullien, 1903 Retepora beaniana King, 1846

Description: Colony generally erect, reticulate, forming a lacey network with zooids opening on one side of the branches, and with extrazooidal calcification on the basal side; colony attachment by thickened extrazooidal calcification at proximal portion. Some species are delicate and branching, not forming networks. Zooid frontal with marginal pores only, surface smooth or pustulose. Zooid orifice with a sinuate or orbicular orifice; primary orifice often obscured by thickening frontal calcification. A tubular pseudospiramen may develop on the proximal side of the peristome by coalescence of the marginal processes. Articulated oral spines may be present. Ovicells hyperstomial; prominent initially, becoming immersed in secondary calcification. Proximal margin of orifice may be elaborated into a projecting lip, or straight, or indented. Ovicell frontal with a frontal pore or slit. Avicularia generally present, of varied types in different species; mainly adventitious, with interzooidal avicularia in a few species.

This genus includes the species:

  1. Reteporella abnormis
  2. (Lu, Nie & Zhong in Lu, 1991) Recent South China Sea WoRMS 470212
  3. Reteporella alberti
  4. (Calvet, 1931) Recent Atlantic WoRMS 470187
  5. Reteporella altisulcata
  6. (Ridley, 1881) Recent Southwest Atlantic Magellan Strait WoRMS 736305
  7. Reteporella anatina
  8. (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 1041629
  9. Reteporella anatina limitata
  10. (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 1041631
  11. Reteporella antarctica
  12. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174305
  13. Reteporella antennata
  14. Ramalho, Muricy & Taylor, 2011 Recent West Atlantic Brazil WoRMS 573178
  15. Reteporella antennula
  16. (Buchner, 1924) Recent status ? WoRMS 470201
  17. Reteporella apiculata
  18. (Busk, 1884) Recent South Pacific - Tonga WoRMS 724871
  19. Reteporella aporosa
  20. (Waters, 1894) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111446
  21. Reteporella aquilina
  22. (Calvet, 1927) Recent East Atlantic Morocco WoRMS 1041632
  23. Reteporella aquitanica
  24. (Jullien & Calvet, 1903) Recent S. Europe WoRMS 367625
  25. Reteporella arborea
  26. (Jullien, 1882) Recent S. Europe WoRMS 367626
  27. Reteporella atlantica
  28. (Busk, 1884) Recent E. Atlantic WoRMS 111447
  29. Reteporella aurantiaca
  30. (MacGillivray, 1883) Recent Australia WoRMS 470174
  31. Reteporella aurantium
    (Formerly Reteporella aurantiaca)
  32. Gordon, 2009 Recent South Pacific - New Zealand WoRMS 468295
  33. Reteporella beaniana
  34. (King, 1846) Recent Europe WoRMS 111448
  35. Reteporella bullata
  36. (Hayward & Cook, 1979) Recent S. Africa WoRMS 470168
  37. Reteporella carinata
  38. (MacGillivray, 1884) Recent Australia WoRMS 470157
  39. Reteporella clancularia
  40. Hayward & Cook, 1979 Recent S. Africa WoRMS 470170
  41. Reteporella clypeata
  42. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Philippines WoRMS 470194
  43. Reteporella complanata
  44. (Waters, 1894) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111449
  45. Reteporella concinna
  46. Gordon, 1984 Recent Kermadec Is. WoRMS 470155
  47. Reteporella concinnoides
  48. Gordon & d'Hondt, 1997 Recent New Caledonia WoRMS 470176
  49. Reteporella constricta
  50. (Powell, 1967) Recent New Zealand WoRMS 470161
  51. Reteporella couchii
  52. (Hincks, 1878) Recent E. Atlantic, Mediterranean WoRMS 111450
  53. Reteporella couchii biaviculata
  54. (Waters, 1895) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 237818
  55. Reteporella crenulata (?)
  56. (Okada, 1920) Recent Japan WoRMS 736377
  57. Reteporella cyclostoma
  58. (Harmer, 1934) Recent Indonesia WoRMS 470162
  59. Reteporella? dartmoorensis
  60. (Brown, 1958) Paleogene Oligocene Chattian Australia Victoria  
  61. Reteporella defensa
  62. Gordon & d'Hondt, 1997 Recent New Caledonia WoRMS 470177
  63. Reteporella dendroides
  64. Ortmann, 1890 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 1040005
  65. Reteporella dinotorhynchus
  66. Hayward & Cook, 1979 Recent S. Africa WoRMS 470169
  67. Reteporella dorsoporata
  68. Liu & Hu, 1991 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 470179
  69. Reteporella dovedalensis
  70. (Brown, 1952) Tertiary New Zealand  
  71. Reteporella doverensis
  72. (Ulrich & Bassler, 1904) Tertiary USA  
  73. Reteporella dudekemi
  74. De Blauwe & Gordon, 2014 Recent Antarctic - Weddell Sea WoRMS 768232
  75. Reteporella dumosa
  76. Hayward, 2000 Recent S. Australia WoRMS 470202
  77. Reteporella elegans
  78. Harmelin, 1976 Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111451
  79. Reteporella erugata
  80. Hayward, 1993 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174307
  81. Reteporella extramunita
  82. (Lagaaij, 1952) Pliocene NW Europe  
  83. Reteporella fenestrata
  84. (Powell, 1967) Recent New Zealand WoRMS 470183
  85. Reteporella ferox
  86. Gordon & d'Hondt, 1997 Recent New Caledonia WoRMS 470178
  87. Reteporella? ferussacii
  88. (Michelin, 1845) Paleogene Eocene France  
  89. Reteporella feuerbornii
  90. Hass, 1948 Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111452
  91. Reteporella feuerbornii unisinuata
  92. (Hass, 1948) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 1041721
  93. Reteporella fimbriata
  94. Canu & Bassler, 1927 Recent Hawaii WoRMS 470197
  95. Reteporella fissa
  96. (MacGillivray, 1869) Recent Australia WoRMS 470153
  97. Reteporella flabellata
  98. Busk, 1884 Recent Heard I. WoRMS 470175
  99. Reteporella frigida
  100. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174309
  101. Reteporella frigidoidea
  102. Liu & Hu, 1991 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 470180
  103. Reteporella gelida
  104. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174310
  105. Reteporella gigantea
  106. (Busk, 1884) Recent S. Indian O. WoRMS 470215
  107. Reteporella gigantea
    (Homonym)
  108. (Kühn, 1925) Miocene Austria  
  109. Reteporella gilchristi
  110. (O'Donoghue, 1924) Recent Canada WoRMS 470189
  111. Reteporella gracilis
  112. (Jullien, 1903) Recent East Atlantic Azores WoRMS 1041085
  113. Reteporella gracilis (Homonym)
  114. Gordon, 1989 Recent New Zealand WoRMS 470158
  115. Reteporella graeffei
  116. (Kirchenpauer, 1869) Recent Indo-Pacific WoRMS 470154
  117. Reteporella granti
  118. Guha & Gopikrishna, 2007 Neogene Miocene Aquitanian India Gujarat WoRMS 470216
  119. Reteporella granulata
  120. (MacGillivray, 1869) Recent Australia WoRMS 470163
  121. Reteporella grimaldii
  122. (Jullien, 1903) Recent NE Atlantic, Mediterranean WoRMS 111453
  123. Reteporella harmeri
  124. (Hass, 1948) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111454
  125. Reteporella hincksii
  126. (Kirkpatrick, 1888) Recent Mauritius WoRMS 470167
  127. Reteporella hippocrepis
  128. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174311
  129. Reteporella hluchovensis
  130. Zágoršek, 2010 Neogene Miocene Langhian Czech Republic  
  131. Reteporella? incisura
  132. (Brown, 1958) Tertiary SE Australia  
  133. Reteporella incognita
  134. Hayward & Ryland, 1996 Recent Britain WoRMS 111455
  135. Reteporella incrustata
  136. Calvet, 1907 Recent Gibraltar WoRMS 1041722
  137. Reteporella insignis
  138. (MacGillivray, 1895) Neogene Miocene Langhian Australia Victoria  
  139. Reteporella jermanensis
  140. (Waters, 1909) Recent Israel, Red Sea WoRMS 111456
  141. Reteporella jullieni
  142. Calvet, 1931 Recent Atlantic WoRMS 470188
  143. Reteporella kinoshitai
  144. Okada, 1920 Recent Japan WoRMS 1041627
  145. Reteporella kralicensis
  146. Zágoršek, 2007 Neogene Miocene Burdigalian-Langhian Czech Republic  
  147. Reteporella laciniata
  148. Hayward, 2000 Recent SE Australia WoRMS 470203
  149. Reteporella laciniosa
  150. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Tertiary USA  
  151. Reteporella laevigata
  152. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 470214
  153. Reteporella lata
  154. (Busk, 1884) Recent S. Africa WoRMS 470172
  155. Reteporella lepralioides
  156. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174312
  157. Reteporella ligulata
  158. Gordon, 1989 Recent New Zealand WoRMS 470160
  159. Reteporella longichila
  160. Hayward, 1993 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174313
  161. Reteporella longicollis
  162. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Philippines WoRMS 470195
  163. Reteporella longifissa
  164. (Harmer, 1934) Recent Indonesia WoRMS 470164
  165. Reteporella magellensis
  166. (Busk, 1884) Recent S. Atlantic WoRMS 470181
  167. Reteporella malleata
  168. Hayward, 2000 Recent Queensland, Australia WoRMS 470204
  169. Reteporella malleatia
  170. Gordon, 1984 Recent Kermadec Is. WoRMS 470156
  171. Reteporella marginata
  172. (Reuss, 1865) Tertiary Europe  
  173. Reteporella mediocris
  174. Gordon & Taylor, 2015 Paleogene Eocene Ypresian New Zealand Chatham Islands  
  175. Reteporella mediterranea
  176. (Smitt, 1867) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 1041728
  177. Reteporella millespinae ?
  178. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Philippines WoRMS 470196
  179. Reteporella minima
  180. (Waters, 1888) Recent Pacific Ocean WoRMS 1041723
  181. Reteporella minor
  182. Ortmann, 1890 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 1041724
  183. Reteporella misakiensis
  184. (Okada, 1920) Recent Japan WoRMS 1041725
  185. Reteporella monomorpha
  186. Hayward, 2004 Recent Fiji WoRMS 388065
  187. Reteporella nangeelaensis
  188. (Brown, 1958) Tertiary SE Australia  
  189. Reteporella nanshaensis
  190. (Liu, 1991) Recent South China Sea WoRMS 470211
  191. Reteporella obtecta
  192. (Buchner, 1924) Recent Indonesia, Japan. WoRMS 470166
  193. Reteporella oceanica
  194. (Jullien in Jullien & Calvet, 1903) Recent Northeast Atlantic WoRMS 823816
  195. Reteporella orglandesi
  196. (Canu, 1908) Paleogene Eocene Lutetian France  
  197. Reteporella parallelata
  198. Hayward, 2000 Recent Australia WoRMS 470205
  199. Reteporella parva
  200. Hayward, 1993 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174314
  201. Reteporella pelecanus
  202. Lopez de la Cuadra & Garcia-Gomez, 2001 Recent Spain WoRMS 470209
  203. Reteporella peripherica
  204. Ortmann, 1890 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 1041726
  205. Reteporella pocillum
  206. (Thornely, 1905) Recent North Indian Ocean - Sri Lanka WoRMS 1041727
  207. Reteporella porcellana
  208. (MacGillivray, 1869) Recent SE Australia WoRMS 470171
  209. Reteporella praetenuis
  210. (Hincks, 1878) Recent Red Sea WoRMS 724886
  211. Reteporella protecta
  212. (Waters, 1904) Recent Antarctic WoRMS 174315
  213. Reteporella pseudofinis
  214. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Philippines WoRMS 470191
  215. Reteporella quadripora
  216. Guha & Gopikrishna, 2007 Oligocene-Miocene India Gujarat WoRMS 470217
  217. Reteporella ramosa
  218. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Tertiary USA  
  219. Reteporella rara
  220. Jullien in Jullien & (Calvet, 1903) Recent East Atlantic WoRMS 812711
  221. Reteporella reginae
  222. Hayward, 2000 Recent Queensland, Australia WoRMS 470206
  223. Reteporella reticulata
  224. (Powell, 1967) Recent New Zealand WoRMS 470184
  225. Reteporella rosjoarum
  226. Figuerola, Ballesteros & Avila, 2013 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 715102
  227. Reteporella ruzenkae
  228. Zágoršek, 2010 Neogene Miocene Langhian Czech Republic  
  229. Reteporella schuermanni
  230. (Buge, 1973) Tertiary Europe  
  231. Reteporella scutulata
  232. (Canu & Bassler, 1920) Tertiary USA  
  233. Reteporella simplex
  234. (Busk, 1859) Tertiary Europe WoRMS 589643
  235. Reteporella? smitti
  236. Gautier, 1955 Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 470186
  237. Reteporella sparteli
  238. (Calvet, 1906) Recent Gibraltar WoRMS 111459
  239. Reteporella spinosissima
  240. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Philippines WoRMS 470193
  241. Reteporella spatulifera
  242. (Waters, 1905) Recent South Africa WoRMS 735852
  243. Reteporella sudbournensis
  244. (Busk, 1859) Pliocene
    Recent
    NW Europe
    Europe
    WoRMS 470185
  245. Reteporella sulcula
  246. Hayward & Winston, 2011 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 709376
  247. Reteporella suluensis
  248. (Harmer, 1934) Recent Indonesia WoRMS 470165
  249. Reteporella syrtoxylon
  250. Gordon, 1989 Recent New Zealand WoRMS 470159
  251. Reteporella tamaninii
  252. (Braga in Antolini et al., 1980) Tertiary Italy (Vicenza)  
  253. Reteporella tenuitelifera
  254. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Philippines WoRMS 470192
  255. Reteporella terebrata
  256. (Buchner, 1924) Recent Japan WoRMS 470200
  257. Reteporella tortuosa
  258. Hayward & Winston, 2011 Recent Antarctic WoRMS 709377
  259. Reteporella tournoueri
  260. (Canu, 1908) Neogene Miocene Argentina  
  261. Reteporella trabeculifera
  262. Canu & Bassler, 1927 Recent Hawai'i WoRMS 470198
  263. Reteporella transversa
  264. (Canu & Lecointre, 1930) Tertiary France  
  265. Reteporella? tridentata
  266. (Brown, 1958) Tertiary SE Australia  
  267. Reteporella tristis
  268. (Jullien, 1903) Recent East Atlantic Azores WoRMS 470210
  269. Reteporella tuberculata
  270. (Reuss, 1869) Tertiary Europe (Vicenza)  
  271. Reteporella tuberosa
  272. Hayward, 2000 Recent N. Australia, Indonesia WoRMS 470207
  273. Reteporella unguicula
  274. Hayward, 2004 Recent Australia (east) WoRMS 388066
  275. Reteporella vallata
  276. Hayward, 2000 Recent Great Barrier Reef WoRMS 470208
  277. Reteporella verecunda
  278. Hayward & Cook, 1983 Recent S. Africa WoRMS 470173
  279. Reteporella vladkae
  280. Zágoršek, 2010 Neogene Miocene Langhian Czech Republic  
  281. Reteporella watanabei
  282. (Okada, 1920) Recent Japan WoRMS 1041624
  283. Reteporella watersi
  284. (Nordgaard, 1907) Recent Arctic, N. Atlantic WoRMS 111461
Reteporella beaniana Reteporella flabellata Reteporella graeffei Reteporella rosjoarum
Reteporella beaniana
Thanks to Wolfgang Seifarth for photos
Reteporella flabellata
(Thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)
Reteporella graeffei Reteporella rosjoarum
(Thanks to Blanca Figuerola)

Reteporella beaniana at NBN Atlas.

Reteporella beaniana - at Norsk Marine Fauna.

Harmer notebook - entry for Ellipsia
Harmer notebook - entry for Malleatia
Harmer notebook - entry for Radulina
Harmer notebook - entry for Reteporella
Harmer notebook - entry for Retihornera
Harmer notebook - entry for Sertella

Reteporella tamaninii at the Museo Rovereto, Italy


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