WoRMS taxon details

Acropora 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]   

(ofMadrepora 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]   

(ofMadrepora (Polystachys) cytherea 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]   
Description This species forms horizontal tables. Branches show considerable anastomosing, so that the central portions of tables may...  
Description 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. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora cytherea (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207095 on 2018-11-14
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1997-01-31 17:25:12Z
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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 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora 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  (ofAcropora efflorescens (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  (ofAcropora cytherella Verrill, 1902) Verrill, A.E. (1902). Notes on corals of the genus Acropora (Madrepora Lam.) with new descriptions and figures of types, and of several new species. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.</em> 11: 207-266, pls. 36, 36A-F. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora candelabrum Studer, 1879) Studer, T. (1879). Zweite Abtheilung der Anthozoa Polyactinia, welche während der Reise A. M. S. Corvette Gazelle um die Erde gesammelt wurden. <em>Monatsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.</em> 1878: 525–550, pls. 1-5. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora 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  (ofMadrepora (Eumadrepora) efflorescens 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 (Odonthocyathus) reticulata 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 reticulata var. cuspidata 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 (Odonthocyathus) reticulata var. cuspidata 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 (Polystachys) candelabrum Studer, 1879) Studer, T. (1879). Zweite Abtheilung der Anthozoa Polyactinia, welche während der Reise A. M. S. Corvette Gazelle um die Erde gesammelt wurden. <em>Monatsberichte der Königlich Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.</em> 1878: 525–550, pls. 1-5. [details]   

original description  (ofMadrepora (Polystachys) 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  (ofMadrepora (Polystachys) 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  (ofMadrepora (Polystachys) cytherea 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 (Polystachys) 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  (ofMadrepora (Polystachys) 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]   

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, 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 
 

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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description 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]

Synonymy 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]
 

LanguageName 
Japanese ハナバチミドリイシ[タイハイミドリイシ]タイハイミドリイシ [from synonym]  [details]