Acropora florida (Dana, 1846)

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: 70

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Acropora florida (Dana, 1846)
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Acropora florida (Dana, 1846) 

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Madrepora florida Dana, 1846: 466  , pl. 37 fig. 1.

Madrepora gravida Dana, 1846: 470  .

Madrepora brachyclados Ortmann, 1888: 149  , pl. 6 fig. 1. Madrepora compressa Bassett–Smith, 1890: 452  .

Madrepora polymorpha Brook, 1891: 161  , pl. 31 figs B–D.

Madrepora affinis Brook, 1893: 60  , pl. 28 fig. F.

Acropora multiramosa Nemenzo, 1967: 73  , pl. 24 figs 1–2.

Type locality. Fiji (holotype NMNH-SI).

MTQ Holdings. Kenya: G35553; South Africa: G41040; Mayotte: G63180, G63195–97; La R é union: G33214; Mauritius: G54908; Rodriguez: G33219; Chagos: G51354; Sri Lanka: G55583; Thailand: G32803, G56042–48, G56113, G56130, G56437, G56058–61, G59395; Malaysia: G52610, G57651, G57671 mainland and islands; G40022, G40024 Sabah; Singapore: G45890; Indonesia: G33357, G47179–83, G48431–34 Sumatra; G32842 Java; G50255, G50271–72, G50400, G51769 Bali; G51003–05, G51010 Nusa Tenggara; G48442–53, G50254 Alor; G51480–83, G54545 Lomblen; G47488–89 Lombok; G49822–23 Riau; G51484–85 Tukangbesi Islands; G51009 Taka’bonerate; G50577 Seribu Is; G36181, G36222, G46842, G50797–99, G50801, G62722 Ambon; G48435–39, G50484, G51008 Flores; G39792, G50262–70, G50399, G51006–07 Kalimantan; G48441 Semau; G34181–87, G47195–0 7, G47247–48, G47841, G50256–61, G50395–98, G50795–96, G50800, G51011–12, G51462 Sulawesi; G51463–68, G51478–79 Molucca Sea; G51469–77, G52408–0 9 Halmahera; G46834–41, G47332 Banda Sea; G48440, G35764–65 Irian Jaya; Australia: G40459, G40779, G40868, G48764–69, G61092 West; G27053, G27072, G27884, G27886–87, G27889–96, G27898, G28185, G28188–89, G28191–94, G29571–81, G29583, G30354, G32471, G35126, G37405, G40968, G51107, G51297, G52035, G56920, G56970, G58004, G58907, G60558 Great Barrier Reef; G58501, G59371 South–East; G27885, G28186–87, G29584 Coral Sea; South China Sea: G37571, G46818–19, G50573–74; Japan: G36840, G38031, G47758, G62295, G62301, G62303–04, G62306; Taiwan: G43845, G45913, G45926, G45933–34; Philippines: G32827, G41570–71, G41707, G41943–47, G45865, G50571–72, G50575–76, G52378; Palau: G36231, G36541, G56863; Papua New Guinea: G35614, G35667, G35669, G35675, G35910, G53367–83, G55121; Louisiade Archipelago: G33358–59 North: G40868 Timor Sea; Micronesia: G40768–69, G40771, G40778 Yap; G37989, G37992 Chuuk; G41237, G62378–83, G62485, G62514, G62528 Pohnpei; G62777–81 Kosrae; Solomon Is.: G58593, G59140; New Caledonia: G33097, G34954, G58722–23, G58730, G58735, G60247, G61019; Marshall Is.: G33125, G33150–51, G55050, G57322; Fiji: G34753, G34810–11; Cook Is.: G35720. Species group: florida  .

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: most touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: three synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 2–3 mm; inner diameter 0.7–1.4 mm; primary septa to 2/3 R. Radial corallites: large; three synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall not developed; shape: appressed tubular; openings: ovalrounded; primary septa to ½ R. Coenosteum: different on and between radials: between radials: reticulate, on radials: costate; spinule shape: single point.

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

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora florida (Dana, 1846)

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

2012
Loc

Acropora multiramosa

Nemenzo 1967: 73

1967
Loc

Madrepora affinis

Brook 1893: 60

1893
Loc

Madrepora polymorpha

Brook 1891: 161

1891
Loc

Madrepora brachyclados

Ortmann 1888: 149

1888
Loc

Madrepora florida

Dana 1846: 466

1846
Loc

Madrepora gravida

Dana 1846: 470

1846