WoRMS taxon details

Acropora palmerae Wells, 1954

207049  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207049)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers.</em> 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   
Type locality contained in Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are encrusting with or without short irregularly shaped branches. Radial corallites are mostly rasp-like except...  
Description Colonies are encrusting with or without short irregularly shaped branches. Radial corallites are mostly rasp-like except that they face in different directions. Colour: greenish- or pinkish-brown. Abundance: Very rare, except on some outer reefs. Restricted to intertidal reef flats exposed to extreme wave action where colonies may exceed 2 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora palmerae Wells, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207049 on 2018-11-15
Date
action
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-22 08:21:59Z
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original description Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers.</em> 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

original description  (ofAcropora minuta Veron, 2000) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Wallace, CC. (1999). Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. CSIRO, Collingwood (Australia). pp i-xvii, 1-421.  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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

source of synonymy Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are encrusting with or without short irregularly shaped branches. Radial corallites are mostly rasp-like except that they face in different directions. Colour: greenish- or pinkish-brown. Abundance: Very rare, except on some outer reefs. Restricted to intertidal reef flats exposed to extreme wave action where colonies may exceed 2 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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Japanese マツカサミドリイシ  [details]