Acropora

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: 138

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scientific name

Acropora
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Acropora  nana (Studer, 1878)

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Madrepora  nana Studer, 1878: 533, pl. 2 fig. 6.

Acropora azurea Veron & Wallace, 1984: 332  , figs 819–20.

Type locality. Fiji (holotype MNB).

MTQ Holdings. G48399 HOLOTYPE of A. azurea  G55100 PARATYPE of A. azurea  from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Maldives: G60261, G60265; Malaysia: G53892 Sabah; Indonesia: G50513 Bali; G49914, G53671 Alor; G51070 Taka’bonerate; G47571 Ambon; G47572– 73, G49913 Sulawesi; G54135, G54139 Molucca Sea; G54136–38 Halmahera; G47565–70, G47574 Banda Sea; Australia: G40846–47, G61085–86, G61587 West; G30673, G30675–78, G30680–82, G30688–90, G33166–71, G43587, G55100, G57546, G63894 Great Barrier Reef; G30686, G35996, G64992 South-East; G28805, G30674, G30683–85, G30687 Coral Sea; Taiwan: G45829; Philippines: G32828, G41695; Papua New Guinea: G36013–14, G53560, G53590, G53613–15; New Caledonia: G61011; Marshall Is.: G56226–27; Fiji: G40947; Samoa: G36637; French Polynesia: G35609.

Species group: latistella.

Description. Colony outline: determinate, predominantly corymbose. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: 5 0–100 mm; diameter: 2.5–4.9 mm, radial-dominated, terete; radial crowding: some touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 1.3–2.0 mm; inner diameter 0.5–1.0 mm; primary septa to 1 R. Radial corallites: small; two synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall not developed; shape: appressed tubular; openings: ovalrounded; primary septa to ½ R. Coenosteum: same on and between radials: reticulo-costate; spinule shape: single point.

Further literature. Nishihira & Veron (1995), Wallace & Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Nomura & Mezaki (2005), Dai & Horng (2009).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Loc

Acropora

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

2012
Loc

Acropora azurea

Veron & Wallace 1984: 332

1984