Acropora loripes (Brook, 1892)

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: 118

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Acropora loripes (Brook, 1892)


Acropora loripes (Brook, 1892) 

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Madrepora loripes Brook, 1892: 459  ; 1893: 165, pl. 8 fig. B.

Madrepora murrayensis Vaughan, 1918: 183  , pl. 82 figs 1, 1a –b.

Type locality. Green Island, Great Barrier Reef (lectotype NHM).

MTQ Holdings. Red Sea: G54788, G57789–90 Egypt; G54873 Saudi Arabia; G53551–52 Sudan; G54754 Yemen; Mayotte: G63290; Seychelles: G47953, G59440, G59464, G59531, G59535; Mauritius: G55572, G59352; Rodriguez: G33205, G33213, G54831; Maldives: G52092, G53022–24, G59779, G59991–92, G60304, G61606–08, G61614–15, G61624, G61631, G61636–60; Chagos: G51334–40, G51768; Sri Lanka: G55756–57, G56333; Thailand: G32804, G55931, G55995–96, G59423; Malaysia: G52629–30, G57652 mainland and islands; G41123–26, G41128, G41130, G41134, G53879 Sabah; Singapore: G41006, G41010 Indonesia: G50459–63, G53836 Sumatra; G50402–0 4, G54040, G59037 Bali; G51040–43, G51076 Nusa Tenggara; G50469–70, G50529, G53840–41 Alor; G48290, G48548 Lombok; G35978, G35983 Maluku; G54067–69 Tukangbesi Islands; G51039 Taka’bonerate; G50734 Seribu Is; G50804–05 Ambon; G50401, G50464–66, G50494, G51074–75, G53837–39 Flores; G39824, G50481, G50499–500, G53845–48 Kalimantan; G48277–89, G50471–80, G50482, G50496–98, G50530, G50802–0 3, G51037–38, G53842–44, G54041–48, G59050, G59052 Sulawesi; G54049–52, G54066 Molucca Sea; G54053–65 Halmahera; G48275– 76 Banda Sea; G50467, G50495, G50468, G50595 West Timor; G61284 Irian Jaya; Australia: G41153, G41160, G48778–79 West; G27018, G27050, G27093, G27101, G27649–59, G27682–83, G27685, G28029–32, G28034–35, G28038–41, G28242–46, G28249, G28251, G28253, G28266–80, G28282–92, G29266–82, G29352–53, G29355, G29357, G29360–74, G29913–20, G29947–74, G29976–81, G30055–65, G30083, G30089–92, G30094, G30120, G30336, G30822–26, G35053–54, G39875, G51111–12, G56921, G56927, G57008–14, G58010, G58019, G58073, G58076, G58108, G59013, G60510, G60577, G60596, G62212, G62215, G62218–20, G62223, G62225–27, G62229, G62231, G62234, G62237, G62239–40, G62242–47, G62251–52, G62254, G62257, G62281, G63810, G64636, G64696, G64781 Great Barrier Reef; G30086, G30093, G58498, G64985 South –East; G28033, G28036, G28042, G28241, G28250, G28254, G29356, G30084, G30087, G30827, G33497, G35881, G57630, G60525, G63811, G64780 Coral Sea; South China Sea: G37572, G52181–84, G52278–80; Japan: G47784–85; Philippines: G32813; Palau: G56881, G60203, G63131; Papua New Guinea: G53344–51, G53500; Louisiade Archipelago: G33362 North: G41160 Timor Sea; Micronesia: G59274, G59285, G62525, G62593, G62652 Pohnpei; Solomon Is.: G52112–17; New Caledonia: G33107, G58699, G58703, G61042–43; Chesterfield Atoll:, G28027, G28247, G28255, G29354, G51241; Marshall Is.: G33140, G56164–65, G56211, G57169–80; Niue: G54665; Cook Is.: G55537–38.

Species group: loripes.

Description. Colony outline: indeterminate, predominantly corymbose. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: 2 5–50 mm; diameter: 10.0–19.9 mm, 50/50 axial/radial, terete; radial crowding: some touching; axial/ radial ratio: <1:10. Axial corallites: three synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 2.5–3.7 mm; inner diameter 0.5–1.2 mm; primary septa to 2/3 R. Radial corallites: medium; three synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall developed; shape: appressed tubular; openings: oval-rounded; primary septa to 2/3 R. Coenosteum: same on and between radials: dense spinules; spinule shape: elaborate.

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














Acropora loripes (Brook, 1892)

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

Madrepora murrayensis

Vaughan 1918: 183

Madrepora loripes

Brook 1892: 459