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Acropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879)

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 unaccepted > junior subjective synonym


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  1. Variety Acropora variabilis var. pachyclados (Klunzinger, 1879) accepted as Acropora valida (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora variabilis Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen. <em>Gutmann, Berlin.</em> pp. 1-88, pls. 1-10. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora variabilis (Klunzinger, 1879). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-07-14
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original description  (of Madrepora variabilis Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 2. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Erster Abschnitt: Die Madreporaceen und Oculinaceen. <em>Gutmann, Berlin.</em> pp. 1-88, pls. 1-10. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Dunn, D.F., 1970. Some observations on marine life at Pulau Aur, Johore. Malay. Nat. J. 23 : 158-167.
page(s): 162 [details]   

additional source Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23.
page(s): 61 [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 Wells JW. (1955). Recent and subfossil corals of Moreton Bay, Queensland. <em>Queensland. University of Queensland Papers, Department of Geology.</em> 4 (10): 1-18, pls. 1-3.
page(s): 5, 9 [details]   

additional source Scheer G, Pillai CSG. (1974). Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. <em>Zoologica, Stuttgart.</em> 42(122): 1-75.
page(s): 7, 22, 23, 74, Plate 8 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [details]   

additional source Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257.
page(s): 97, 100 [details]   

additional source Verrill AE. (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.
page(s): 220 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 200 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [details]   

additional source Wallace CC. (1978). The coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) in the central and southern Great Barrier Reef Province. <em>Memoirs of the Queensland Museum.</em> 18(2): 273-319, pls. 43-103. [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume I: Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 1, pp. 463.
page(s): 406 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [details]   

additional source Wells JW. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260(I): 385-486.
page(s): 391, 396, 398, 428 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India.</em> 25, 1-2, 78-90.
page(s): 83, 84 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C.; Sheppard, A. L. S. (1985). The central Red Sea at Yanbu al Sinaiyah. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 17-36
page(s): 31 [details]   

additional source Grigg, R. W.; Wells, J. W.; Wallace, C. C. (1981). Acropora in Hawaii. Part 1. History of the scientific record, systematics, and ecology. Pacific Science, 35(1): 1-13
page(s): 2, 6 [details]   

additional source Reinicke, G. B.; Schuhmacher, H. (1996). Significance of different traits of soft-coral assemblages (Octocorallia, Alcyoniina) in benthic reef communities of the Red Sea. Göttinger Arbeiten zur Geologie Paläontologie, Sb2, 77-84
page(s): 80 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 62, 75, 113 [details]   

additional source Reinicke, G. B. (1997). Different modes of adaptation to light conditions in Red Sea Xeniidae reflected by their depth distribution patterns (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Coelenterate Biology, 393-402
page(s): 397, 398 [details]   

source of synonymy Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// [details]   

new combination reference Marenzeller, E. von. (1907). Riffkorallen. In: Expeditionen S.M. "Pola" in das Rote Meer. Nördliche und Südliche Hälfte 1895/96 – 1897/98. <em>Zoologische Ergebnisse XXVI. Berichte der Kommission für Ozeanographische Forschungen. Denkschrift Akademischer Wissenschaften.</em> 80: 27-97, pls. 1-29. [details]   
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

Nontype HLD X2: 154-4, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8526, geounit Yemeni Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8528, geounit Sudanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]