WoRMS taxon details

Acropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892)

207097  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207097)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
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]   

(ofMadrepora gemmifera 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]   
Note Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are digitate to corymbose, branches are thick, tapering to a small axial corallite. Radial corallites are of two...  
Description Colonies are digitate to corymbose, branches are thick, tapering to a small axial corallite. Radial corallites are of two sizes, usually in rows. Large-sized corallites increase in length towards branch bases. Colour: usually blue, cream or brown, with blue or white branch tips. Abundance: common on exposed upper reef slopes and on reef flats (Veron, 1986).
Riegl (1995) describes the species as widespread, so it is probable that the distribution list is far from complete. [details]
WoRMS (2018). Acropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892). Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207097 on 2018-02-17
Date
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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-08 13:36:39Z
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original description 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 gemmifera 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 australis 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 scherzeriana Brüggemann, 1877) Brüggemann F (1877) Neue Korallen-Arten aus dem Rothen Meer und von Mauritius. Abhandlungen herausgegeben vom naturwissenschaftlichen Vereine zu Bremen 5: 395-400, 2 pls. [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [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] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

basis of record  (ofMadrepora gemmifera 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  (ofAcropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 1877)) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofAcropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 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]   

additional source  (ofAcropora scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 1877)) Brüggemann F (1877) Neue Korallen-Arten aus dem Rothen Meer und von Mauritius. Abhandlungen herausgegeben vom naturwissenschaftlichen Vereine zu Bremen 5: 395-400, 2 pls. [details]   

basis of record  (ofMadrepora scherzeriana Brüggemann, 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  (ofMadrepora australis 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are digitate to corymbose, branches are thick, tapering to a small axial corallite. Radial corallites are of two sizes, usually in rows. Large-sized corallites increase in length towards branch bases. Colour: usually blue, cream or brown, with blue or white branch tips. Abundance: common on exposed upper reef slopes and on reef flats (Veron, 1986).
Riegl (1995) describes the species as widespread, so it is probable that the distribution list is far from complete. [details]

Type locality Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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Japanese オヤユビミドリイシ  [details]