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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207044

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 conferta (Quelch, 1886) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora flabelliformis (Milne Edwards, 1860) (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pectinata (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora recumbens (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora surculosa (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora surculosa var. turbinata Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora conferta Quelch, 1886 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora flabelliformis Milne Edwards, 1860 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora hyacinthus Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora patella Studer, 1878 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pectinata Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora recumbens Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora sinensis Brook, 1893 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora surculosa Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora surculosa var. turbinata Dana, 1846 (synomymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora turbinata Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
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 
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 editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [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]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [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]
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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger concavipes Humes, 1991 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger eumorphus Humes, 1993 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger manifestus Humes, 1991 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger tenuatus (Humes, 1990) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia anomala Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia basilica Humes, 1985 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia breviramea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia gerlachi Humes, 1962 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia pectinea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia sabiuraensis Misaki, 1978 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia trituberata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tumorisa Misaki, 1978 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus lobophorus (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia basilica Humes, 1985 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius brevioris Kim I.H., 2003 (symbiotic: unspecified type)
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 (28 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (157 nucleotides; 20 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 This forms large, low, roughly circular tables or semi-circular brackets. It has a fairly variable form, mostly due to its very wide range of habitats. In turbulent water it forms solid, heavy sheets with stunted vertical branchlets (it is found in very rough water), and in sheltered conditions its branchlets become longer, slender and more separate. All intermediate conditions are common. Its branches anastomose strongly such that central portions may be thick, unbroken sheets, especially in exposed locations, where the tables may touch the substrate and form several secondary points of attachment. In all cases, branchlets turn upwards vertically from the upper surface of the tables. They may show elongated axial corallites, or else the branchlet tips may terminate in "rosettes" of calices with no protuberant axial corallite. Both conditions usually occur in the same colonies. This species usually shows emerged, long and waving tentacles during the daytime. This species is commonest in less than 3 or 4 m depth, where it is a very consistent component of the surf zone on exposed reef crests. It shows highest cover values (of over 20%) in the roughest areas. However, it has a very wide distribution, and may be found in clear water and lagoonal areas to 35 m deep (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are wide, flat tables which are thin and finely structured. Fine upward projecting branchlets have a rosette-like arrangement of radial corallites. Axial corallites are not exsert. Colour: uniform cream, brown or green with or without blue- or pink-growing margins. Abundance: one of the most abundant corals of upper reef slopes and outer reef flats (Veron, 1986).
A tabular species with fine branches which project upwards. The radial corallites give the tips a rosette-like appearance. Colonies are often tiered. Colour: often brown. Habitat: reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207044
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
2013-09-22 08:21:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207044 on 2014-09-18
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