Acropora elseyi (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: 66

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Acropora elseyi (Brook, 1892)


Acropora elseyi (Brook, 1892) 

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Madrepora elseyi Brook, 1892: 456  ; 1893: 172, pl. 11 figs E–F.

Madrepora exilis Brook, 1892: 457  ; 1893: 172, pl. 10 figs C–D.

Acropora profusa Nemenzo, 1967: 75  , pl. 24 fig. 3.

Type locality. Australia (Torres Strait) (lectotype NHM).

MTQ Holdings. Red Sea: G54727, G54747, G54856, G62967–68 Yemen; Socotra: G57399, G57410–11, G58523–24; Mayotte: G63346; Seychelles: G47954; Mauritius: G55570, G51872; Maldives: G52013, G59810, G59855–56, G59934–38, G59987, G60332, G60370; Thailand: G32782, G55962–71, G56080, G56139, G56451– 53, G59430; Malaysia: G52615, G57660, G57672 mainland and islands; G40026, G41132, G53922–23 Sabah; Indonesia: G51644, G53771–72, G59072 Sumatra; G49918, G50504, G59045 Bali; G50986–87 Nusa Tenggara; G50502–0 3, G53773 Alor; G47837 Lombok; G50594, G59075–76 Flores; G50506–10, G53774 Kalimantan; G35511, G35811, G47835–36, G49915–17, G50501, G50505, G51643, G53770, G55456–57, G59090, G59384 Sulawesi; G51638–42 Halmahera; G47833–34, G48162–65 Banda Sea; G60988, G60993–94, G61005– 0 6 Irian Jaya; Australia: G27031–33, G27069, G27100, G27985–89, G27991, G27993–96, G28318–24, G28326–30, G28332–38, G28373–75, G28377, G28379–83, G28386–87, G28389, G28490, G29536, G29538–44, G29546–48, G29550–52, G29554–58, G30219–24, G30226–28, G30230– 31, G30397–406, G32461, G35016, G35021, G35023, G35129–33, G37364–65, G37394–95, G39772, G40903, G40910, G49993, G57018–19, G57512, G57520, G57734, G57893, G57991, G57996, G58057, G58176, G58288–89, G58301, G58372, G58389, G58400, G58528, G60603, G64675 Great Barrier Reef; G28385, G29549, G30225,

G57619, G57622, G57642 Coral Sea; South China Sea: G52277; Japan: G47759; Taiwan: G45833; Philippines: G41553–55, G41711; Palau: G56892, G56908–09; Papua New Guinea: G35618, G35900–02, G53289–06, G53562, G53717, G54658–59; Micronesia: G59264, G59652, G62510 Pohnpei; Solomon Is.: G58579, G58597, G58994; New Caledonia: G34957–58, G54686, G58700, G58711, G61034–35, G61197–98; Chesterfield Atoll: G27990, G27992, G58924; Marshall Is.: G56214–15; Fiji: G33314, G34812–13; Johnston Atoll: G40988; Cook Is.: G35697, G35718, G35728, G35940, G55528–35.

Species group: echinata  .

Description. Colony outline: indeterminate, predominantly hispidose. Branches: tertiary branching order present; length: 25–50 mm; diameter: 5.0–9.9 mm, 50/50 axial/radial, terete; radial crowding: not touching; axial/ radial ratio: <1:10. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 0.9–2.3 mm; inner diameter 0.6–0.9 mm; primary septa to 2/3 R. Radial corallites: medium; two synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall developed; shape: appressed tubular; openings: ovalrounded; primary septa to ¼ R. Coenosteum: same on and between radials: open spinules; spinule shape: elaborate.

Further literature. Nishihira & Veron (1995), Wallace & Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Pillay et al. (2002), Dai & Horng (2009), Turak & DeVantier (2011).














Acropora elseyi (Brook, 1892)

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


Acropora profusa

Nemenzo 1967: 75


Madrepora elseyi

Brook 1892: 456


Madrepora exilis

Brook 1892: 457