WoRMS name details

Acropora hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834)

207076  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207076)

 unaccepted (wrong spelling)
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der Königlichen 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]   
Description This species can form extensive, monospecific carpets of crowded branches 20-30 cm tall. Branches are distinctively covered...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora hemprichi (Ehrenberg, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207076 on 2018-05-26
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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
2013-09-05 13:17:48Z
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original description Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der Königlichen 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]   

basis of record Lemmens, J.W.T.J. (1993). Reef-building corals (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from the Watamu Marine National Reserve, Kenya; an annotated species list. Zoologische mededelingen 67, 453-465 [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Description 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]