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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherea (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207095

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 arcuata (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora armata (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816) (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherella Verrill, 1902 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora efflorescens (Dana, 1846) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora reticulata (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora symmetrica (Brook, 1891) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora arcuata Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora armata Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora candelabrum Studer, 1877 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora corymbosa Lamarck, 1816 (synonym ?)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora cytherea Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora efflorescens Dana, 1846 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora reticulata Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora symettrica Brook, 1891 (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 editorLichomolgus lobophorus Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger eumorphus Humes, 1993 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia ablusa Humes & Dojiri, 1982 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia anomala Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia breviramea Humes & Dojiri, 1982 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia gerlachi Humes, 1962 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia linearis Nair, 1983 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tenuis Humes, 1962 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia trituberata Humes & Dojiri, 1982 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tumorisa Misaki, 1978 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia infrequens Humes, 1962 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus crenulatus Kim I.H., 2009 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius bilinguis Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia gerlachi Humes, 1962 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia linearis Nair, 1983 [via synonym] (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tenuis Humes, 1962 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (Humes & Ho, 1968) (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger pennatus Kim I.H., 2003 [via synonym] (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger pilosus Kim I.H., 2003 [via synonym] (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Links 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 (122 nucleotides; 3 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 This species forms horizontal tables. Branches show considerable anastomosing, so that the central portions of tables may become solid plates. Branchlets and elongated axial corallites turn upwards, vertically or at irregular angles, over the entire surface of the table. These are generally more individual and pronounced than in A. hyacinthus. Many branchlets also continue horizontally. The coenosteum is rough, with long cylindrical radial corallites. Branch tips may be very similar to those of A. pharaonis, but the two species are distinguishable by colony shape. This species is common in shallow water to about 20 m depth, but only in areas without strong wave action. It prefers well lit habitats, and is therefore often found in back reef conditions where there are reflective sandy patches (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are wide flat tables which are thin and finely structured. Fine upward projecting branchlets have exsert axial corallites. Polyps are frequently extended during the day. Colour: Uniform pale cream, brown or blue. Abundance: one of the most abundant corals of upper reef slopes and it may occur in lagoons and lower reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Listed as synonym of A. hyacinthus (Dana) according to Fauré (1977). Maybe conspecific with A. hyacinthus in Vines (1986). Type locality: Tahiti (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207095
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 17:25:12Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-22 08:21:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207095 on 2014-09-17
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