WoRMS taxon details

Acropora aculeus (Dana, 1846)

206991  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206991)

accepted
Species
Madrepora aculeus Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
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]   

(ofMadrepora aculeus Dana, 1846) 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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Pillow-like colonies, not quite developing into small, loose tables. Yellow to grey, usually with corallite tips of a...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora aculeus (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206991 on 2018-05-20
Date
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-22 21:15:13Z
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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]   

original description  (ofMadrepora aculeus Dana, 1846) 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]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofMadrepora aculeus Dana, 1846) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description 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]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese ハリエダミドリイシ  [details]