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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora nasuta (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207009

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora diomedeae Vaughan, 1906 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora canaliculata Klunzinger, 1879 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora nasuta 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. [details]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCentral Indo-Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (18 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (77 nucleotides; 10 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 Colonies are small bushes, tending towards developing small tables. Branches are slender. Radial corallites range from being relatively long and slender, often arranged in neat rows, or may be strongly appressed. Axial corallites may be no larger than the radials, or noticeably larger, both features occurring on the same colonies. The corals are cream to brown. This is a very common coral, though it is small and not conspicuous. It is found in a wide range of habitats, but not in rough water (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are irregularly corymbose with tapering branches up to 12 mm wide. Radial corallites are usually in neat rows and are nariform in shape. Colour: Cream or pale brown with blue branch tips, cream with brown corallites or greenish-brown with purple or blue corallites. Abundance: occurs in almost all Acropora assemblages but is especially common on upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Authority given as (Brook, 1893) in Best, et al. (1980).
Type locality: Tahiti (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207009
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
2013-09-10 11:26:21Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora nasuta (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207009 on 2014-07-28
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