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Acropora nobilis (Dana, 1846)

207090  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207090)

 unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
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Acropora virilis Nemenzo, 1967 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym

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  1. Variety Acropora nobilis var. robusta (Dana, 1848) accepted as Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846) (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  2. Variety Acropora nobilis var. secunda (Dana, 1846) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora nobilis Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Singaporean Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Singaporean Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Singapore (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are small bushes, tending towards developing small tables. Branches are slender. Radial corallites range from...  
Description Colonies are small bushes, tending towards developing small tables. Branches are slender. Radial corallites range from being relatively long and slender, often arranged in neat rows, or may be strongly appressed. Axial corallites may be no larger than the radials, or noticeably larger, both features occurring on the same colonies. The corals are cream to brown. This is a very common coral, though it is small and not conspicuous. It is found in a wide range of habitats, but not in rough water (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are arborescent, usually staghorn-like. Radial corallites are of mixed sizes and shapes and are similar to those of A. robusta and A. danai. Colour: cream, brown, blue, yellow and green. Individual colonies are uniform in colour except for the branch ends which are pale. Abundance: very common in deep sandy lagoons where extensive monospecific stands frequently occur. Also common on upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2024). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora nobilis (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207090 on 2024-07-13
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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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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2014-04-13 09:56:48Z
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2022-05-22 09:54:19Z
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original description  (of Madrepora nobilis Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source 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:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [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): 12, 55, 59-60, 70, Pl. 11, fig. 1 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 15 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., B.W. Hoeksema & J. van der Land. (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 Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 9 [details]   

additional source Nemenzo, F. (1967). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians. VI Suborder Astrocoeniina (Montipora and Acropora). (Part I - Text; Part II - Plates). <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 20: 1-141, 143-223.
page(s): 4, 49, 62, 184, Pl. XXI [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Wallace CC (1984) Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part V. Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series 6: 1–485. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 26, 51 [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): 198 [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): 222-223 [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): 390, 416, plate 104 [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): 84 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 45, 51 [details]   

additional source Kenyon, J. (2008). Acropora (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) reproductive synchrony and spawning phenology in the Northern Line Islands, central Pacific, as inferred from size classes of developing oocytes. Pacific Science, 62(4): 569-578
page(s): 572, 573, 574, 575 [details]   

source of synonymy 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]   

new combination reference 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. [details]   
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

Nontype MSI C-1103, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype MSI C-1227, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype MSI C-1229, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype MSI C-264, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UWA 690-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 188-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 244-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 320-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 356-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 373-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 441-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 471-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 50-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 641-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 642-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 646-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 66-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 689-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 696-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 728-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 76-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 97-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Acropora virilis Nemenzo, 1967) MSI C-1098, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are small bushes, tending towards developing small tables. Branches are slender. Radial corallites range from being relatively long and slender, often arranged in neat rows, or may be strongly appressed. Axial corallites may be no larger than the radials, or noticeably larger, both features occurring on the same colonies. The corals are cream to brown. This is a very common coral, though it is small and not conspicuous. It is found in a wide range of habitats, but not in rough water (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are arborescent, usually staghorn-like. Radial corallites are of mixed sizes and shapes and are similar to those of A. robusta and A. danai. Colour: cream, brown, blue, yellow and green. Individual colonies are uniform in colour except for the branch ends which are pale. Abundance: very common in deep sandy lagoons where extensive monospecific stands frequently occur. Also common on upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Singapore (Veron, 1986). [details]
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