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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora microphthalma (Verrill, 1870) 
AphiaID: 207046

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 microphthalma (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora microphthalma Verrill, 1870
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora inermis (Brook, 1891) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora microphthalma Verrill, 1870 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem. 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Ryukyu Islands [details]
From other sources
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 (18 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (156 nucleotides; 4 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Global Biotic Interactions (GloBI) 
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 arborescent, small, usually forming thickets. Branches are slender and straight. Radial corallites are small, numerous and of the same size. Colour: usually pale grey, sometimes brown or cream. Abundance: occupies most reef environments but is uncommon except on turbid water or in sandy lagoons where colonies frequently exceed 2 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Ryukyu Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207046
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
2014-02-04 19:26:27Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2016-02-06 06:51:12Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2016). Acropora microphthalma (Verrill, 1870). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207046 on 2016-07-28
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