WoRMS taxon details

Acropora austera (Dana, 1846)

207052  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207052)

accepted
Species
Madrepora austera Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora austera Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Note unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are arborescent to caespitose. Corallites are widely spaced. The coenosteum is fine, thus giving branches a smooth...  
Description Colonies are arborescent to caespitose. Corallites are widely spaced. The coenosteum is fine, thus giving branches a smooth appearance. Colour: uniform blue, cream or pale brown. Abundance: uncommon except in turbid water around fringing reefs. Growth forms and habitat preferences are similar to those of A. horrida (Veron, 1986).
Irregularly branching, tree-like, with a rambling growth form. Colour: pale cream to khaki green. Habitat: diverse (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora austera (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207052 on 2020-10-29
Date
action
by
1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
changed
2013-09-03 15:09:11Z
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original description  (of Acropora parahemprichii Veron, 2000) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora austera Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [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 SD, Hoeksema BW, 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] 

new combination reference Verrill AE. (1902). Notes on corals of the genus Acropora (Madrepora Lam.) with new descriptions and figures of types, and of several new species. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.</em> 11: 207-266, pls. 36, 36A-F. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are arborescent to caespitose. Corallites are widely spaced. The coenosteum is fine, thus giving branches a smooth appearance. Colour: uniform blue, cream or pale brown. Abundance: uncommon except in turbid water around fringing reefs. Growth forms and habitat preferences are similar to those of A. horrida (Veron, 1986).
Irregularly branching, tree-like, with a rambling growth form. Colour: pale cream to khaki green. Habitat: diverse (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Type locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
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