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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora valida (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207072

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 calamaria (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora dissimilis Verril, 1902 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tumida (Verrill, 1866) (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora calamaria Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora coalescens Ortmann, 1889 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora tumida Verrill, 1866 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora valida Dana, 1846
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora variabilis Klunzinger, 1879 (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
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest North Pacific [from synonym] [view taxon] [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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus insignellus Humes, 1993 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger manifestus Humes, 1991 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia breviramea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
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 (123 nucleotides; 24 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 editorDescription Colonies are caespitose, small bushes when small, but develop into brackets or corymbose plates up to almost a metre across when fully developed. Corallites are tubular or appressed, usually with thick lips, and appear to be closely packed together. Those on the undersides of the main branches are smaller, sparse, and mostly immersed. The main branches of older colonies may grow horizontally, in which case branchlets curve up vertically from them. Small fragments of branches which do not reveal the corymbose colony structure may look very similar to a large A. nasuta. This is a common coral found in both clear and fairly turbid water, mostly where illumination is good (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are mostly caespitose-corymbose but have a wide range of forms from compact brushes to tables. Radial corallites are usually a mixture of sizes and are strongly appressed with small openings. Colour: cream brown or yellow, sometimes brown with purple branch tips and cream corallites, a colour shared by A. secale and other species. Abundance: Very abundant and occurs in a wide range of environments. Colonies seldom exceed 0.5 m in diameter (Veron, 1986).
One of the most abundant and widespread corals. Colony shape varies from low, domed clusters of short branches to bushy or tabular colonies up to 1 m in diameter. But usually occurs in compact clumps. Corallites are close to the branches (appressed) or tubular with small openings. They vary in size and are generally smaller on the underside of the branches. Colour: usually cream to yellowish-brown, sometimes with pinkish tips to the branches and whitish corallites. Habitat: diverse common on upper reef slopes (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207072
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
2013-09-10 11:26:21Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora valida (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207072 on 2014-09-16
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