Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846)

Wallace, Carden C., Done, Barbara J. & Muir, Paul R., 2012, Revision and catalogue of worldwide staghorn corals Acropora and Isopora (Scleractinia: Acroporidae) in the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Memoirs of the Queensland Museu Nature 57, pp. 1-258: 166

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Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846)
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Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846) 

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Madrepora robusta Dana, 1846: 475  , pl. 39 figs 3–3a, pl. 31 figs 3a–c.

Madrepora conigera Dana, 1846: 440  , pl. 32 figs 1–1a.

Madrepora cyclopea Dana, 1846: 439  .

Madrepora nobilis Dana, 1846: 481  , pl. 40 fig. 3.

Madrepora paxilligera Dana, 1846: 452  , pl. 34 figs 1–1a. Madrepora cuspidata Dana, 1846: 485  .

Madrepora  ranalis Quelch, 1886: 150.

Madrepora  pacifica Brook, 1891: 465; 1893: 39, pl. 30 fig. B.

Madrepora  ambigua Brook, 1892: 451; 1893 p.70, pl. 8 fig. C.

Madrepora  decipiens Brook, 1892: 456; 1893: 51, pl. 14 figs B–D.

Madrepora  smithi Brook, 1893: 34, pl. 26 fig. B.

Madrepora  brooki Bernard, 1900: 120.

Acropora  pinguis Wells, 1950: 37, pl. 11 figs 1–2.

Acropora  ponderosa Nemenzo, 1967: 57, pl. 20 figs 3–4. Type locality. Fiji (holotype NMNH-SI).

MTQ Holdings. Red Sea: G54946 Yemen; Kenya: G59734; Mayotte: G63199–201; Seychelles: G47918–20, G51855; La R é union: G33212, G33227; Maldives: G52080, G59780–83, G59857–60; Sri Lanka: G55768; Thailand: G35951, G54841, G55960, G56074, G56129, G56132, G56062–63; Malaysia: G40200 Sabah; Indonesia: G58690, G47161, G48463–64, G48683 Sumatra; G49333–35, G51800 Bali; G50904–05, G50907 Nusa Tenggara; G48466–68, G48682 Alor; G47551 Lombok; G51812 Tukangbesi Islands; G50906 Taka’bonerate; G50749–50 Seribu Is; G36177, G36215, G47036 Ambon; G48465, G48684 Flores; G49337–41, G49720 Kalimantan; G47545–50, G49336, G50823 Sulawesi; G51801–03, G51809–11, G53681 Molucca Sea; G51804–08, G53682 Halmahera; G46995–7000 Banda Sea; G60999 Irian Jaya; Australia: G40852–53, G52651, G58959, G61669, G64324 West; G48101, G58973 North; G27507–08, G27510, G27512–14, G27787, G27789–91, G28019, G28024–25, G28067, G28173–74, G28180, G28182–83, G28840–41, G28843, G28919–20, G28922, G28947, G28949–51, G28953, G28955, G29047–48, G29050–51, G29053, G29055, G29853, G30206, G30417, G30420–21, G30811–14, G30816, G30818–20, G39943, G48371, G51106, G58251–52, G58359, G58381–82, G58403, G60229, G62912 Great Barrier Reef; G27223, G28020–21,

G33191, G47072 South-East; G27509, G27511, G27786, G27788, G28178, G28181, G28846, G28921, G28952, G29046, G29052, G29054, G29056, G30821 Coral Sea; South China Sea: G37569, G52141–52, G52270–75, G52288, G52304–07; Japan: G47780, G48381, G62325–26; Taiwan: G45841; Palau: G36230, G60208; Guam: G36605, G40737; Papua New Guinea: G35625, G35905–06, G52786–90; Louisiade Archipelago: G33360, G35370; Micronesia: G40774 Yap; G62424–28, G62648 Pohnpei; G62760 Kosrae; Solomon Is.: G59004; New Caledonia: G34951, G34985, G58697, G58728; Chesterfield Atoll: G27505–06, G27515, G28022–23, G28066, G28068, G28842, G28844, G28923, G28948, G28954, G28956, G29113, G29854–55, G38164, G38166–67, G51242; Marshall Is.: G33133, G33199, G56167, G57297; Kiribati: G54798, G54801–02, G54820; Fiji: G34738, G34744, G34816; Samoa: G33308–10, G34745–48, G34750, G34771, G34774, G34883, G36632, G38984, G41230–35, G41294, G43494, G51214, G56020; Niue: G35838, G36024, G54680; Line Is.: G59697; Cook Is.: G35695; Austral Is.: G35837, G36067; Pitcairn Is.: G54628.

Species group: robusta  .

Description. Colony outline: determinate, predominantly arborescent–table. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: 5 0–100 mm; diameter:>19.9 mm, axial-dominated, tapering strongly; radial crowding: some touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; porous; outer diameter 2.1–4.0 mm; inner diameter 0.5–1.5 mm; primary septa to ¾ R. Radial corallites: large; two synapticular rings; two sizes; inner wall developed; shape: tubular; openings: dimidiate; primary septa to ½ R. Coenosteum: different on and between radials: between radials: reticulate, on radials: costate; spinule shape: single point. Further literature. Sheppard & Sheppard (1991), Nishihira & Veron (1995), Wallace & Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Pillay et al. (2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora robusta (Dana, 1846)

Wallace, Carden C., Done, Barbara J. & Muir, Paul R. 2012

2012
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Madrepora robusta

Dana 1846: 475

1846
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Madrepora conigera

Dana 1846: 440

1846
Loc

Madrepora cyclopea

Dana 1846: 439

1846
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Madrepora nobilis

Dana 1846: 481

1846
Loc

Madrepora paxilligera

Dana 1846: 452

1846
Loc

Madrepora cuspidata

Dana 1846: 485

1846
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Acropora

Oken 1815

1815
Loc

Acropora

Oken 1815

1815