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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora pharaonis (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
AphiaID: 207059

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 pustulosa (Milne Edwards, 1960) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora scandens (Klunzinger, 1879) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora arabica Milne Edwards, 1960 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ehrenbergi Milne Edwards, 1960 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora microcyathus Klunzinger, 1879 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pharaonis Milne Edwards, 1960 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora pustulosa Milne Edwards, 1960 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora scandens Klunzinger, 1879 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora spinulosa Klunzinger, 1879 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora subtilis Klunzinger, 1879 (synonymy)
Sources  original description Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclop├ędique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (18 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 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 Large, arborescent colonies with a unique shape, reaching 2 m tall and 1 m wide. A single stem, or multiple intertwining stems, rise vertically from the substrate. Repeated branching of the stem gives rise to a mass of branches which flare upwards. Stems of large colonies may exceed 20 cm diameter, and there is a continual, steady tapering of branch diameter from stem to branchlet tips. Coenosteum is rough, and radial calices are tubular. Branch tips are very similar to those from the tabular Acropora cytherea from which it can only be distinguished by colony shape. Acropora pharaonis is most common in sheltered, lagoonal conditions, preferably amongst sand patches (Sheppard, 1998). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207059
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-17 08:12:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora pharaonis (Milne Edwards, 1860). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207059 on 2014-09-20
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