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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207045

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora digitifera (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora baeodactyla (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora brevicollis (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora leptocyathus (Brook, 1891) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pyramidalis (Klunzinger, 1879) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora schmitti Wells, 1950 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora wardii Verrill, 1902 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora baeodactyla Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora brevicollis Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora digitifera Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora leptocyathus Brook, 1891 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pyramidalis Klunzinger, 1879 (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
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]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (59166 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 coral is like a thin Acropora humilis, with an identical colony growth form, this being groups of finger-like projections arising from encrusting basal plates. Branches, however, are usually 1 cm diameter. Axial corallites are large, up to 4 mm wide. Radial corallites are about 1 mm diameter, have thick lips on their lower side, and are aligned in rows. There are no or very few immersed radials. There is some side branching which is not usually seen in A. humilis. The coral prefers shallow water, but is found to 15 m. It may be very abundant, providing cover of 10-20% or more in patches (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are corymbose to digitate with small terete branches. Resembles a diminutive A. humilis. Colour: purple, pale brown, cream or yellow, often with pale-blue, cream or yellow branch tips. Abundance: Usually rare except for wave-washed back margins of some reefs, where it may be dominant (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207045
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 17:25:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora digitifera (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207045 on 2014-11-27
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