WoRMS taxon details

Acropora valida (Dana, 1846)

207072  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207072)

accepted
Species
marine, 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 valida 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 Colonies are caespitose, small bushes when small, but develop into brackets or corymbose plates up to almost a metre across...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora valida (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207072 on 2018-06-25
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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
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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 variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879)) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen: 1-88, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofAcropora parapharaonis Veron, 2000) Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

original description  (ofAcropora tumida (Verrill, 1866)) Verrill, A.E., 1866. Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N. from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Comm. Essex Inst. 5 : 17-50., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/103663#page/255/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofAcropora calamaria (Brook, 1892)) Brook G (1892) Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Part II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 451-465. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora valida 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 variabilis Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen: 1-88, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora coalescens Ortmann, 1889) Ortmann, A. 1889. Beobachtungen an Steinkorallen von der Südküste Ceylons. Zoologische Jahrbüchern, Abteilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere 4: 493-590, pls. 11-17. [details]   

original description  (ofAcropora dissimilis Verril, 1902) Verrill, AE. (1902). Notes on corals of the genus Acropora (Madrepora Lam.) with new descriptions and figures of types, and of several new species. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. 11: 207-266. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora calamaria Brook, 1892) Brook G (1892) Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Part II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 451-465. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora tumida Verrill, 1866) Verrill, A.E., 1866. Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N. from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. With descriptions of some additional species from the west coast of North America. Comm. Essex Inst. 5 : 17-50., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/103663#page/255/mode/1up [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 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 calamaria (Brook, 1892)) 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 variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879)) 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  (ofAcropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879)) 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  (ofAcropora tumida (Verrill, 1866)) 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 tumida (Verrill, 1866)) 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  (ofAcropora tumida (Verrill, 1866)) 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] 

basis of record  (ofMadrepora valida 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]   

additional source  (ofAcropora parapharaonis Veron, 2000) Veron, J.E.N. 2002. New species described in Corals of the World. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 11: 1-209. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAcropora parapharaonis Veron, 2000) Wallace CC, Done BJ, Muir PR (2012) Revision and catalogue of worldwide staghorn corals Acropora and Isopora (Scleractinia: Acroporidae) in the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 57: 1-255. [details]   

additional source  (ofAcropora parapharaonis Veron, 2000) ICZN (2011) Coral taxon names published in ‘Corals of the world’ by J.E.N. Veron (2000): potential availability confirmed under Article 86.1.2. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 68: 162-166. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMadrepora tumida Verrill, 1866) 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 calamaria Brook, 1892) 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 dissimilis Verril, 1902) 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 coalescens Ortmann, 1889) 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 variabilis Klunzinger, 1879) 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 parapharaonis Veron, 2000) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description 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]

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

LanguageName 
Japanese ホソエダミドリイシエダミドリイシ [from synonym]  [details]