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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora florida (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207058

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora affinis (Brook, 1893) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gravida (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora multiramosa Nemenzo, 1967 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora polymorpha (Brook, 1891) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora affinis Brook, 1893 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora brachyclades Ortmann, 1888 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora compressa Bassett-Smith, 1890 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora florida Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora gravida Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ornata Brook, 1891 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora polymorpha Brook, 1891 (synonymy)
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (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 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)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus lobophorus (Humes & Ho, 1968) [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia pectinea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (22 nucleotides; 2 proteins) 
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 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 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 Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207058
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 14:03:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-22 08:21:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora florida (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207058 on 2014-10-01
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