Acropora monticulosa (Br ü ggemann, 1879)

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: 130

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Acropora monticulosa (Br ü ggemann, 1879)


Acropora monticulosa (Br ü ggemann, 1879) 

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Madrepora monticulosa Brüggemann, 1879: 576  .

Type locality. Rodriguez (lectotype MHN).

MTQ Holdings. Seychelles: G47908; Mauritius: G51847; Maldives: G59777; Thailand: G55982; Indonesia: G34173, G47308–16, G49010 Sulawesi; G51580–82 Molucca Sea; Australia: G38367 West; G27383–86, G27388–89, G27391–95, G27397–400, G27404, G27413, G27421, G27424, G30235, G33003–04, G51300, G56371, G56807, G63900–01 Great Barrier Reef; G33465, G33515, G63807 Coral Sea; Japan: G47786; Taiwan: G56701–02; Palau: G56862; Guam: G40738–39, G40741, G49045–46, G53630, G63329; Papua New Guinea: G35909; Micronesia: G41168 Yap; G59293, G62413 Pohnpei; G62752, G62761–62, G62782–83 Kosrae; Solomon Is.: G56703–05; New Caledonia: G61047; Chesterfield Atoll: G27387, G27396; Samoa: G34818, G34879, G56034; Niue: G36104, G36106, G39529, G54679; Cook Is.: G35699, G35849, G35857, G35927, G35946, G36111, G36114, G39524–25; French Polynesia: G35546–48, G58661; Tahiti: G54690–91; Pitcairn Is.: G35751, G49039.

Species group: humilis  .

Description. Colony outline: determinate, predominantly corymbose. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: 2 5–50 mm; diameter:>19.9 mm, axial-dominated, tapering; radial crowding: some touching; axial/ radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: three synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 1.4–3.8 mm; inner diameter 0.6–1.2 mm; primary septa to ¾ R. Radial corallites: medium; three synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall developed; shape: tubular; openings: ovalrounded; primary septa to ½ R. Coenosteum: different on and between radials: between radials: reticulate, on radials: reticulo-costate; spinule shape: elaborate.

Further literature. Nishihira & Veron (1995), Wallace & Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Pillay et al. (2002), Wolstenholme et al. 2003, Turak & DeVantier (2011).