WoRMS name details

Acropora palifera (Lamarck, 1816)

207037  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207037)

 unaccepted (previous combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Note "Southern Ocean" (Veron, 1986)  
From other sources
Type locality "Southern Ocean" (Veron, 1986) [details]
Description The corallum of this species may be encrusting, massive, groups of ridges or may consist of stubby branches. The form taken...  
Description The corallum of this species may be encrusting, massive, groups of ridges or may consist of stubby branches. The form taken depends on the degree of exposure - the encrusting forms are found in shallow water on seaward reefs of oceanic atolls in the Indian Ocean, for example, while progressively more fragile forms occur in progressively more sheltered water. Corallites have the appearance of pale beads. There is no single or larger axial corallite on the ends of those coralla which have branches. Acropora cuneata which is very similar has been reported from two locations in the Indian Ocean (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are encrusting plates, ridges or columns, without axial corallites. Colour: pale cream or brown. Abundance: Occurs in all reef environments (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora palifera (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207037 on 2018-05-26
Date
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
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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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2013-05-11 00:07:58Z
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2014-04-13 09:56:48Z
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2014-06-29 12:10:12Z
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2017-12-08 08:10:58Z
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original description Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN, Wallace CC (1984) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part V. Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 6: 1–485. [details]   

additional source Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Wallace CC (1997) New species and new records of recently described species of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) from Indonesia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 120: 27-50. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description The corallum of this species may be encrusting, massive, groups of ridges or may consist of stubby branches. The form taken depends on the degree of exposure - the encrusting forms are found in shallow water on seaward reefs of oceanic atolls in the Indian Ocean, for example, while progressively more fragile forms occur in progressively more sheltered water. Corallites have the appearance of pale beads. There is no single or larger axial corallite on the ends of those coralla which have branches. Acropora cuneata which is very similar has been reported from two locations in the Indian Ocean (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are encrusting plates, ridges or columns, without axial corallites. Colour: pale cream or brown. Abundance: Occurs in all reef environments (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality "Southern Ocean" (Veron, 1986) [details]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese ニオウミドリイシ  [details]