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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
AphiaID: 207076

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 Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (wrong spelling)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Sources  original description Ehrenberg, C. G. 1834. Beitr√§ge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der K√∂niglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [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]
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]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius pinnatus Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This species can form extensive, monospecific carpets of crowded branches 20-30 cm tall. Branches are distinctively covered with swollen radial corallites which are bead shaped to spherical, up to 3 or 4 mm diameter, each containing a calice 1 mm in diameter. The corallites are arranged in rows on young, thinner branches but are usually irregular on thick branches. In deeper water, tall colonies may be conspicuous, especially when coloured a strong blue or purple. This species forms extensive stands on moderately exposed, shallow reefs, particularly between 3-10 m deep on outer patch reefs, exposed fringing reefs and in open lagoons. It is not uncommon to 20 m deep, though it rarely develops into large patches below 10 m; in deeper water single colonies occur, where they usually grow into taller colonies. It is usually yellow or a strong blue. Acropora austera appears very similar to A. hemprichi and the latter name has also been used, though A. austera from the Indian Ocean is a considerably larger coral (Sheppard, 1998). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207076
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
2013-09-05 13:17:48Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207076 on 2014-07-24
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