WoRMS taxon details

Acropora 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]   

(ofMadrepora 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]   

(ofMadrepora (Tylopora) humilis Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Finger-like branches arising vertically in clumps or from basal plates, fingers up to 3 cm thick. Each tapers to a large...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora humilis (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207094 on 2018-10-23
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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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora (Lepidocyathus) 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  (ofMadrepora (Tylopora) 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  (ofMadrepora (Tylopora) humilis Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora (Tylopora) 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  (ofMadrepora (Tylopora) 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  (ofMadrepora (Tylopora) 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]   

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, CC. (1999). Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. CSIRO, Collingwood (Australia). pp i-xvii, 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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description 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]

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

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Japanese ツツユビミドリイシ  [details]