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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892) 
AphiaID: 207097

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 scherzeriana (Brüggemann, 1877) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora australis Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora gemmifera Brook, 1892 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora scherzeriana Brüggemann, 1877 (synonymy)
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [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 [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLichomolgus lobophorus Humes & Ho, 1968 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (45 nucleotides; 8 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 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Great Barrier Reef (Veron, 1986). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207097
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-06-02 12:05:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora gemmifera (Brook, 1892). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207097 on 2014-09-23
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