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]   

(ofMadrepora (Tylopora) 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207097 on 2018-11-15
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1998-06-02 12:05:09Z
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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]   

original description  (ofMadrepora (Tylopora) 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]   

original description  (ofMadrepora scherzeriana var. spongiosa 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 (Tylopora) scherzeriana var. spongiosa 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 (Tylopora) 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 (Tylopora) 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]   

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

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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]