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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora squarrosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
AphiaID: 207053

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 squarrosa (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteropora squarrosa Ehrenberg, 1834 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora (Eumadrepora) squarrosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora squarrosa (Ehrenberg, 1834) (previous combination)
Sources  original description Ehrenberg, C.G. 1834, Beitrage zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im Allgemeinen und besunders des Rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der K├Âniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1832: 225-380. [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Host of  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 breviramea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger vicinus Kim I.H., 2004 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger placidus Kim I.H., 2004 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger humesi Kim I.H., 2004 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 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 The coenosteum of this species is granular and smooth to the naked eye. There are no very large axial corallites. Branch tips and the ends of branchlets may support several immersed corallites with none being clearly the directive or true axial one. Branchlets are closely packed and blunt. The colony form is a semi-circular table, thick, sturdy plates or brackets often reaching 60 cm across, or are bush shaped. Branchlets in the centre of the colony are often quite different to those at the edge, the latter are "squared off" and lumpy, with a cropped appearance. Radial corallites are a mixture of appressed cylindrical or small, conical lumps. The species is common in sheltered water between 5 and 25 metres, and colours are generally pale brown or cream (Sheppard, 1998). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207053
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-10-31 07:08:08Z  created  Fondo, Esther
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
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora squarrosa (Ehrenberg, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207053 on 2014-12-22
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