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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora tenuis (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207105

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 africana (Brook, 1893) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora kenti (Brook, 1892) (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora macrostoma (Brook, 1891) (synomymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora plana Nemenzo, 1967 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora africana Brook, 1893 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora bifaria Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora kenti Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora macrostoma Brook, 1891 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora tenuis Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCentral Indo-Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (262 nucleotides; 44 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 small plates, sometimes perfectly circular, sometimes semicircles projecting from the side of the reef. Branches are small, regular in diameter and regularly spaced. The radial corallites have flaring lower lips which are conspicuous. Branchlets divide, but do not anastomose. This is a small, sometimes inconspicuous coral, but may be common (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are corymbose plates with neat, evenly spaced branches. Radial corallites have wide lower lips giving them a neat rosette-like appearance when viewed from above. Colour: cream or blue. Colours may be bright with distinctively coloured redial corallite lips. Abundance: Common where Acropora diversity is moderate or high, especially upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Maybe same as A. eurystoma in Vine (1986). Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207105
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 14:03:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-22 08:21:59Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora tenuis (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207105 on 2014-09-16
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