WoRMS taxon details

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

207095  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207095)

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 cytherea 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 editorDescription This species forms horizontal tables. Branches...  
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]
Hoeksema, B. (2013). Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207095 on 2017-12-15

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1997-01-31 17:25:12Z
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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 editorAcropora reticulata (Brook, 1892)) 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 editorAcropora arcuata (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 armata (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 symmetrica (Brook, 1891)) Brook G (1891) Descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 458-471. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816)) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora efflorescens (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherella Verrill, 1902) Verrill, AE. (1902). Notes on corals of the genus Acropora (Madrepora Lam.) with new descriptions and figures of types, and of several new species. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. 11: 207-266. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora cytherea 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 efflorescens 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 candelabrum Studer, 1877) Studer, T. (1878). Uebersicht der Steinkorallen aus der Familie der Madreporaria aporosa, Eupsammina und Turbinarina, welche auf der Reise S.M.S. "Gazelle" um die Erde gesammelt wurden. Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. 625-655 pls 1-4. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora symettrica Brook, 1891) Brook G (1891) Descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 458-471. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora arcuata 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 armata 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 reticulata Brook, 1892) 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 corymbosa Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck [J.-B. M.] de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [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 Best, W.G., G. Faure & M. Pichon (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94,3: 600 - 627. [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 arcuata (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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora efflorescens (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 editorAcropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816)) 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 editorAcropora reticulata (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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora corymbosa (Lamarck, 1816)) Best, W.G., G. Faure & M. Pichon (1980). Contribution to the knowledge of the stony corals from the Seychelles and Eastern Africa. Rev. Zool. Afr. 94,3: 600 - 627. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora symmetrica (Brook, 1891)) 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 symmetrica (Brook, 1891)) 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 armata (Brook, 1892)) MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds). (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora armata (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 editorMadrepora reticulata 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 editorMadrepora armata 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 editorMadrepora arcuata 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 editorMadrepora symettrica Brook, 1891) 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 editorMadrepora candelabrum Studer, 1877) 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 editorMadrepora efflorescens 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora cytherea 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora cytherella Verrill, 1902) 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 editorMadrepora corymbosa Lamarck, 1816) 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 editorMadrepora corymbosa Lamarck, 1816) Brüggemann, F. (1879). Corals. In: Zoology of Rodriguez. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences. 168: 569-579. [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 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]
 

Host of
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteropontius bilinguis Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcphysarion lobophorum (Humes & Ho, 1968) (symbiotic: unspecified type)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLichomolgus lobophorus Humes & Ho, 1968 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSchedomolgus crenulatus Kim I.H., 2009 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScyphuliger eumorphus Humes, 1993 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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)
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 gerlachi Humes, 1962 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia infrequens 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 linearis Nair, 1983 [via synonym] (parasitic: endoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tenuis Humes, 1962 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia tenuis Humes, 1962 (parasitic: endoparasitic)
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)
LanguageName 
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorハナバチミドリイシ[タイハイミドリイシ]Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorタイハイミドリイシ [from synonym]  [details]