WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora humilis (Dana, 1846)

207094

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207094

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
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]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora humilis 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]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Finger-like branches arising vertically in...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Finger-like branches arising vertically in clumps or from basal plates, fingers up to 3 cm thick. Each tapers to a large axial corallite 5 mm wide. Radial corallites are about 2 mm diameter, have thick lips especially on the lower side, and immersed radials may commonly lie between the protruding ones. This coral is most abundant in the surf zone near reef crests, where it is thick, solid and stunted. Large colonies may cover over a square metre. Deeper colonies have longer branches reaching 10 cm long, but rarely more (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are corymbose. Branches are thick, tapering to a large axial corallite. Radial corallites are of two sizes, usually in rows. Colour: many colours, but most commonly cream, brown or blue with blue or cream tips. Abundance: sometimes dominant on exposed upper reef slopes and on reef flats (Veron, 1986).
Distinctive coral with thick, finger-like branches up to 3 cm in diameter arising from an encrusting or plate-like base. The branches taper to a greatly enlarged terminal corallite. 5 mm in diameter. Radial corallites tend to be of varying length, about 2 mm wide, and occur in rows. Colour: varies, but often brown or creamy with paler tips. Habitat: exposed reefs and reef flats (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2017). Acropora humilis (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207094 on 2017-11-18

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1996-10-25 12:59:01Z
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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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora humilis 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora spectabilis 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora fruticosa 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora ocellata (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora guppyi 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora obscura Brook, 1893) Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ocellata 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]   

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 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 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] 

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora ocellata (Klunzinger, 1879)) Scheer, G. & Pillai, C.S.G. 1983. Report on the stony corals from the Red Sea. Zoologica, Stuttgart 45 (133): 1-198, pls. 1-41. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora spectabilis (Brook, 1892)) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora spectabilis (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]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora spectabilis (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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora humilis 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora guppyi 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora fruticosa 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora spectabilis 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora ocellata (Klunzinger, 1879)) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora ocellata (Klunzinger, 1879)) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ocellata Klunzinger, 1879) Scheer, G. & Pillai, C.S.G. 1983. Report on the stony corals from the Red Sea. Zoologica, Stuttgart 45 (133): 1-198, pls. 1-41. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora obscura Brook, 1893) 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
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Finger-like branches arising vertically in clumps or from basal plates, fingers up to 3 cm thick. Each tapers to a large axial corallite 5 mm wide. Radial corallites are about 2 mm diameter, have thick lips especially on the lower side, and immersed radials may commonly lie between the protruding ones. This coral is most abundant in the surf zone near reef crests, where it is thick, solid and stunted. Large colonies may cover over a square metre. Deeper colonies have longer branches reaching 10 cm long, but rarely more (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are corymbose. Branches are thick, tapering to a large axial corallite. Radial corallites are of two sizes, usually in rows. Colour: many colours, but most commonly cream, brown or blue with blue or cream tips. Abundance: sometimes dominant on exposed upper reef slopes and on reef flats (Veron, 1986).
Distinctive coral with thick, finger-like branches up to 3 cm in diameter arising from an encrusting or plate-like base. The branches taper to a greatly enlarged terminal corallite. 5 mm in diameter. Radial corallites tend to be of varying length, about 2 mm wide, and occur in rows. Colour: varies, but often brown or creamy with paler tips. Habitat: exposed reefs and reef flats (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus lobophorus (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger tenuatus (Humes, 1990) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia anomala Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia longicauda Nair, 1983 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia longicauda Nair, 1983 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia pectinea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia robusta Nair, 1983 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia trituberata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
LanguageName 
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorツツユビミドリイシ  [details]