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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora palifera (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207037

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 Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (old combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsopora palifera (Lamarck, 1816)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIsopora Studer, 1878
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Sources  basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion spinulatum Humes, 1993 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLichomolgus arcuatipes Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus exiliculus Humes, 1993 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUnicispina latigenitalis Humes, 1993 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia anomala Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia exuta Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia guttulifera Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia mucronata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus arcuatipes (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia exuta Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia guttulifera Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia mucronata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: "Southern Ocean" (Veron, 1986) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207037
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 14:03:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-05-11 00:07:58Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-04-13 09:56:48Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora palifera (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207037 on 2014-04-24
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