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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora aculeus (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 206991

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcroporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora aculeus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora aculeus Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (22 nucleotides; 3 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Pillow-like colonies, not quite developing into small, loose tables. Yellow to grey, usually with corallite tips of a different colour. Corallites are long, slender and smooth, marbled or glassy in appearance which makes the species distinctive. Their shape is cylindrical, not flared (Sheppard, 1998).

Colonies are corymbose or pillow-like. Horizontal branches are thin and spreading. Upward-projecting branches are fine and radial corallites have flaring lips. Colour: usually grey or bright blue-green or yellow. Tips of branches may be yellow, lime green, pale blue or brown. Abundance: Very common, especially on upper reef slopes and in lagoons, where its pillow shape is best developed. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206991
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 14:03:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-22 21:15:13Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora aculeus (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206991 on 2014-11-24
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