WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora florida (Dana, 1846)

207058

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207058

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
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]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora florida Dana, 1846) 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]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Branches are thick and most colonies contain...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Branches are thick and most colonies contain mixtures of upright branches and horizontal branches, sometimes on a large, encrusting and sprawling base. The branches are covered with small incipient branchlets which have the appearance of small knobs. Colours of the living coral are usually greenish (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies consist of thick upright or prostrate branches covered with short stubby branches covered with short stubby branchlets. Corallites are of even size and distribution. Colour: usually pinkish-brown, occasionally green (east Australia), bright green (west Australia). Abundance: common, may occur in any Acropora assemblage. Colonies in turbid water may attain great sizes (over 15 m) (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2017). Acropora florida (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207058 on 2017-11-21

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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
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Garcia, Maria
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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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891)) Brook G (1891) Descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 458-471. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gravida (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora affinis (Brook, 1893)) Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora multiramosa Nemenzo, 1967) Nemenzo F (1967). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians. VI Suborder Astrocoeniina (Montipora and Acropora). Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines 20: 1-141. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora florida Dana, 1846) 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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora gravida Dana, 1846) 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]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora brachyclades Ortmann, 1888) Ortmann A (1888) Studien über Systematik und geographische Verbreitung der Steinkorallen. Zoologische Jahrbüchern, Abteilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere 3: 143-188, pl. 6. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora compressa Bassett-Smith, 1890) Bassett-Smith, P.W. (1890). Report on the corals from Tizard and Macclesfield Banks, China Sea. Journal of Natural History. 6(35): 353-374, 443-458, pls. 12-14., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939008694050 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora polymorpha Brook, 1891) Brook G (1891) Descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 458-471. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora affinis Brook, 1893) Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ornata Brook, 1891) Brook G (1891) Descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 458-471. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source 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]   

additional source Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Santodomingo, N.; Wallace, C.C.; Johnson, K.G. (2015). Fossils reveal a high diversity of the staghorn coral genera Acropora and Isopora (Scleractinia: Acroporidae) in the Neogene of Indonesia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 175, 677-763., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12295 [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891)) Best, W.G., G. Faure & M. Pichon (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94,3: 600 - 627. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891)) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora florida Dana, 1846) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora multiramosa Nemenzo, 1967) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora affinis (Brook, 1893)) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gravida (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ornata Brook, 1891) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora affinis Brook, 1893) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora polymorpha Brook, 1891) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora compressa Bassett-Smith, 1890) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora brachyclades Ortmann, 1888) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora gravida Dana, 1846) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   
 
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Branches are thick and most colonies contain mixtures of upright branches and horizontal branches, sometimes on a large, encrusting and sprawling base. The branches are covered with small incipient branchlets which have the appearance of small knobs. Colours of the living coral are usually greenish (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies consist of thick upright or prostrate branches covered with short stubby branches covered with short stubby branchlets. Corallites are of even size and distribution. Colour: usually pinkish-brown, occasionally green (east Australia), bright green (west Australia). Abundance: common, may occur in any Acropora assemblage. Colonies in turbid water may attain great sizes (over 15 m) (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (Humes & Ho, 1968) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus lobophorus (Humes & Ho, 1968) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger eumorphus Humes, 1993 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger tenuatus (Humes, 1990) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia anomala Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia breviramea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia gerlachi Humes, 1962 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia pectinea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia pectinea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia sabiuraensis Misaki, 1978 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia trituberata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tumorisa Misaki, 1978 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorサボテンミドリイシ  [details]
Acropora gravida
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor Acropora gravida
[image from synonym]