WoRMS taxon details

Acropora 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]   

(ofMadrepora 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]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Branches are thick and most colonies contain mixtures of upright branches and horizontal branches, sometimes on a large,...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora florida (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207058 on 2018-05-23
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description 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]

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

LanguageName 
Japanese サボテンミドリイシ  [details]
Acropora gravida
 Acropora gravida
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