Acropora kimbeensis Wallace, 1999

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: 102

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Acropora kimbeensis Wallace, 1999
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Acropora kimbeensis Wallace, 1999 

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Acropora kimbeensis Wallace, 1999: 146  , pl. 19.

Type locality. Kimbe Bay, West New Britain.

MTQ Holdings. HOLOTYPE G53452, PARATYPES G53443, G53445, G53447–51 Papua New Guinea; Indonesia: G55407–09, G57006, G59382 Sulawesi; G58948 Banda Sea; G61300 Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea: G53446; Micronesia: G59275, G62560, G62608 Pohnpei; Marshall Is.: G56194, G56212, G57262–64. Species group: nasuta  .

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: most touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: three synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 0.8–1.6 mm; inner diameter 0.4–0.6 mm; primary septa to 2/3 R. Radial corallites: medium; three synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall developed; shape: tubular; openings: ovalrounded; primary septa to 1/3 R. Coenosteum: same on and between radials: dense spinules; spinule shape: laterally flattened.

Further literature. Veron (2000), Turak & DeVantier (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora kimbeensis Wallace, 1999

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

2012
Loc

Acropora kimbeensis

Wallace 1999: 146

1999