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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora anthocercis (Brook, 1893) 
AphiaID: 207024

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 editorMadrepora anthocercis Brook, 1893 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora coronata Brook, 1892 (synomymy)
Sources  original description Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (7 nucleotides; 0 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 thick corymbose plates. Branches are upward-projecting, thick, with several axial corallites which are thick, exsert and tapered. Radial corallites have thick walls. Colour: colonies are a mixture of colours: blue, mauve, purple and grey being the most common. Abundance: Usually uncommon except on upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Spelled A. anthoceris in Sheppard (1987) and Sheppard (1998).
Type locality: Palm Islands, Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207024
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
2013-09-22 08:21:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora anthocercis (Brook, 1893). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207024 on 2014-09-21
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