WoRMS taxon details

Acropora valenciennesi (Milne Edwards, 1860)

206995  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206995)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Note Torres Strait, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Torres Strait, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This is a loosely branched, tabular coral, reaching up to 2 m diameter. Branches anastomose, but less than in other table...  
Description This is a loosely branched, tabular coral, reaching up to 2 m diameter. Branches anastomose, but less than in other table corals, and they do not develop unbroken sheets. Terminal branches are smoother and less friable, up to 3 cm thick. There are no vertical branchlets as in Acropora hyacinthus though many branch ends curve upwards. Corallites are rounded or cylindrical and more regular in pattern and arrangement than in other table corals. Its main branches taper like in A pharaonis, but the latter flares upwards with large sweeps and A valenciennesi is tabular. This species has a similar habitat to Acropora clathrata, preferring sheltered but well lit areas. Thus it is found mostly between 5 and 20 m deep, in areas on lee sides of reefs and where there may be extensive sand patches (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies develop into open corymbose table composed of horizontal widely spaced branches and upturned branch ends. Colour: mixtures of brown, blue and green with pale branch ends. Abundance: Common on upper and lower reef slopes and inter-reef channels (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora valenciennesi (Milne Edwards, 1860). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206995 on 2018-12-19
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1997-10-31 07:08:08Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-16 10:09:24Z
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original description Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (ofAcropora multicaulis (Brook, 1893)) Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]   

original description  (ofAcropora splendida Nemenzo, 1967) Nemenzo, F. (1967). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians. VI Suborder Astrocoeniina (Montipora and Acropora). (Part I - Text; Part II - Plates). <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 20: 1-141, 143-223. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora valenciennesi Milne Edwards, 1860) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora multicaulis Brook, 1893) Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora (Eumadrepora) valenciennesi Milne Edwards, 1860) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Sheppard, C.R.C. (1998). Corals of the Indian Ocean: a taxonomic and distribution database for coral reef ecologists [details]   

additional source Wallace, CC. (1999). Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. CSIRO, Collingwood (Australia). pp i-xvii, 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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description This is a loosely branched, tabular coral, reaching up to 2 m diameter. Branches anastomose, but less than in other table corals, and they do not develop unbroken sheets. Terminal branches are smoother and less friable, up to 3 cm thick. There are no vertical branchlets as in Acropora hyacinthus though many branch ends curve upwards. Corallites are rounded or cylindrical and more regular in pattern and arrangement than in other table corals. Its main branches taper like in A pharaonis, but the latter flares upwards with large sweeps and A valenciennesi is tabular. This species has a similar habitat to Acropora clathrata, preferring sheltered but well lit areas. Thus it is found mostly between 5 and 20 m deep, in areas on lee sides of reefs and where there may be extensive sand patches (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies develop into open corymbose table composed of horizontal widely spaced branches and upturned branch ends. Colour: mixtures of brown, blue and green with pale branch ends. Abundance: Common on upper and lower reef slopes and inter-reef channels (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Torres Strait, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]