WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora irregularis (Brook, 1892)

206993  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206993)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonymy)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Brook G (1892) Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Part II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 451-465. [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A magnificent and large Acropora, reaching a...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A magnificent and large Acropora, reaching a metre or more in height and breadth. Main branches sweep upwards, often reversing direction sharply. Lateral fusion of smaller side branches causes branch ends to become spade like, and further fusion may even lead to the development of semi-circular funnel shaped structures. It has been confused with Acropora pharaonis, but mainly because both are of similar and large size. A. pharaonis has tapering main branches, while A. irregularis does not - indeed the fusion of the many smaller branches forms thickening spade-like structures at the ends of branches. A. irregularis is more like a smaller version of the Caribbean elk-horn coral, A. palmata. A. stoddarti is also large and possibly confused with A. Irregularis. Pillai & Scheer 1976 provide a redescription. Given its impressive size, Brooks name (probably done from fragments) is unfortunate! (Sheppard, 1998). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora irregularis (Brook, 1892). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206993 on 2017-12-15

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1997-02-03 11:04:28Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
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original description Brook G (1892) Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Part II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 451-465. [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]   

source of synonymy Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Authority given as (Bruggeman) in Fauré (1977), Sheer & Pillai in Sheppard (1998). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A magnificent and large Acropora, reaching a metre or more in height and breadth. Main branches sweep upwards, often reversing direction sharply. Lateral fusion of smaller side branches causes branch ends to become spade like, and further fusion may even lead to the development of semi-circular funnel shaped structures. It has been confused with Acropora pharaonis, but mainly because both are of similar and large size. A. pharaonis has tapering main branches, while A. irregularis does not - indeed the fusion of the many smaller branches forms thickening spade-like structures at the ends of branches. A. irregularis is more like a smaller version of the Caribbean elk-horn coral, A. palmata. A. stoddarti is also large and possibly confused with A. Irregularis. Pillai & Scheer 1976 provide a redescription. Given its impressive size, Brooks name (probably done from fragments) is unfortunate! (Sheppard, 1998). [details]