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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora humilis (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207094

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 accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora ocellata (Klunzinger, 1879) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora spectabilis (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora fruticosa Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora guppyi Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora humilis Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora obscura Brook, 1893 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora ocellata Klunzinger, 1879 (synonymy, homonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora spectabilis Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (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 pectinea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia trituberata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus lobophorus (Humes & Ho, 1968) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia longicauda Nair, 1983 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia robusta Nair, 1983 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (20 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (163 nucleotides; 24 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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 Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207094
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 12:59:01Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora humilis (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207094 on 2014-10-20
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