WoRMS taxon details

Acropora granulosa (Milne Edwards, 1860)

207093  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207093)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Type locality contained in Réunion  
type locality contained in Réunion [details]
Note Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986.  
From other sources
Type locality Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986. [details]
Description Colonies are usually less than 30 cm across and high, with bushy form, and only a limited tendency towards developing into...  
Description Colonies are usually less than 30 cm across and high, with bushy form, and only a limited tendency towards developing into plates. Where they do form plates, the branches are often flattened: there is a flat, granular underside with no branches arising from the surface, and a rounded upper side which supports the branchlets. Branchlets are very distinctive, due to their very large and smoothly rounded, often bulbous, axial corallites. Each axial corallite can exceed 1.5 cm long and 6 mm wide, and may comprise over half of its entire branchlet. Generally, radial corallites do not appear until well down the branchlets, though on the more bulbous axials, several completely immersed radials develop. This species is seldom seen in shallow water but prefers depths of 15 to 40 m deep in clear water. Although it is widespread its fairly small colonies are well dispersed, and it does not form dense aggregations. The large axial corallites are cream coloured, with the rest of the colony being pale or mid brown (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are semicircular horizontal plates less than 1 m across, composed of regularly spaced horizontal branches with short upright branchlets with tapering tubular corallites. Colour: usually uniform cream, grey or pale blue, but may be other colours. Abundance: Seldom found in shallow water but common on lower reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2021). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora granulosa (Milne Edwards, 1860). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207093 on 2021-10-15
Date
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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-02-04 19:26:27Z
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original description  (of Madrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (of Madrepora clavigera 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]   

basis of record Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source 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 Wallace CC. (1978). The coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) in the central and southern Great Barrier Reef Province. <em>Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.</em> 18(2): 273-319, pls. 43-103. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are usually less than 30 cm across and high, with bushy form, and only a limited tendency towards developing into plates. Where they do form plates, the branches are often flattened: there is a flat, granular underside with no branches arising from the surface, and a rounded upper side which supports the branchlets. Branchlets are very distinctive, due to their very large and smoothly rounded, often bulbous, axial corallites. Each axial corallite can exceed 1.5 cm long and 6 mm wide, and may comprise over half of its entire branchlet. Generally, radial corallites do not appear until well down the branchlets, though on the more bulbous axials, several completely immersed radials develop. This species is seldom seen in shallow water but prefers depths of 15 to 40 m deep in clear water. Although it is widespread its fairly small colonies are well dispersed, and it does not form dense aggregations. The large axial corallites are cream coloured, with the rest of the colony being pale or mid brown (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are semicircular horizontal plates less than 1 m across, composed of regularly spaced horizontal branches with short upright branchlets with tapering tubular corallites. Colour: usually uniform cream, grey or pale blue, but may be other colours. Abundance: Seldom found in shallow water but common on lower reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986. [details]
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