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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora robusta (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207000

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 robusta (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora conigera (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora decipiens (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora nobilis (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pacifica (Brook, 1891) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pinguis Wells, 1950 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora ponderosa Nemenzo, 1967 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora smithi (Brook, 1893) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteropora regalis Ehrenberg, 1834 (synomymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ambigua Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora brooki Bernard, 1900 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora canalis Quelch, 1886 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora conigera Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora cuspidata Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora cyclopea Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora decipiens Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora nobilis Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pacifica Brook, 1891 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora paxilligera Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora robusta Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora smithi Brook, 1893 (synomymy)
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 Singapore [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [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 (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (10 nucleotides; 1 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 Low, branching colonies, with branches sprawling in all directions, some vertically, others horizontally and then turning upwards. Branches in the centre of the colony are generally much thicker, and may simply be lumps rising from the extensive area of attachment. Branches may exceed 4 cm thick, forming some of the largest and thickest branches of the Acropora (excluding "stalks" of table Acropora). Corallites are of two main kinds: immersed or cylindrical, the latter being most common near branch tips and the former predominating on older, thicker sections. Branches have a rasp like texture. Colonies may have bases which apparently encrust the substrate for over 2 m in diameter. This species occurs in very shallow water only, where it prefers moderate rather than high exposure. It may be locally common, and completely cover areas of many square metres (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are irregular in shape with thick conical branches at the centre and with thinner prostrate branches with upturned ends at the periphery. Radial corallites are of mixed size and shapes but are generally rasp-like. Colour: bright green with deep-pink branch tips or pinky-brown, yellow -brown or cream. Abundance: Restricted to shallow reef environments, common on reef margins exposed to strong wave action (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207000
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-20 16:12:12Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207000 on 2014-12-29
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