Acropora hyacinthus (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: 92

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Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846)


Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846) 

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Madrepora hyacinthus Dana, 1846: 444  , pl. 32 fig. 2.

Madrepora surculosa Dana, 1846: 445  , pl. 32 fig. 4–4a, 5.

Madrepora surculosa var. turbinata Dana, 1846: 445  .

Madrepora patella Studer, 1878: 526  , pl. 1 fig. 3.

Madrepora turbinata Dana, 1846  : pp; Verrill, 1902: 242.

Madrepora conferta Quelch, 1886: 164  , pl. 10 fig. 3.

Madrepora pectinata Brook, 1892: 460  ; 1893: 95, pl. 27 figs D –E.

Madrepora recumbens Brook, 1892: 461  ; 1893: 106, pl. 27 fig. F.

Madrepora sinensis Brook, 1893: 114  , pl. 33 fig. C.

Type locality. Fiji (holotype NMNH-SI).

MTQ Holdings. Red Sea: G54865, G57765, G57767, G57776 Egypt; G53549 Sudan; G53547–48, G54748 Yemen; Kenya: G54924–25; Seychelles: G49210, G59496; La R é union: G33210; Mauritius: G51815–16, G51873, G54470, G54904, G54913; Maldives: G59819–20, G59924–25, G60360; Sri Lanka: G55772–73, G56347; Thailand: G32791, G36141, G55972–73, G55992–93, G56121, G56126, G56137, G56443, G56068–69, G59334; Malaysia: G52612–13, G57669, G59144, G59148 mainland and islands; G40021, G53917 Sabah; Singapore: G41018, G41022, G45887; Indonesia: G41545–50, G48508–14, G50027 Sumatra; G32832, G59197 Java; G46695–97, G50031–33, G50057–60, G53800–01, G59722 Bali; G50988–91, G50995–1002 Nusa Tenggara; G48523–30, G50029–30, G50552, G50619 Alor; G53828–29 Lomblen; G47449, G48042, G48122–23, G48158 Lombok; G35971 Maluku; G49836–49 Riau; G53821–27, G53830–35 Tukangbesi Islands; G50993 Taka’bonerate; G50062, G50085 Seribu Is; G36214 Ambon; G48515–19, G50028 Flores; G50044–56, G50994, G51166 Kalimantan; G48521 Semau; G35501–0 5, G47297–307, G47973, G50026, G50034–43, G50086, G50177, G50613, G50618, G50763–65, G50992, G53802 Sulawesi; G53803–06, G53818–20 Molucca Sea; G53807–17 Halmahera; G46906–13, G47296, G50151, G58899 Banda Sea; G48520, G48522 West Timor; G36036 Irian Jaya; Australia: G36047–48, G38395, G39762, G39764, G39770–71, G40836–37, G40842, G48739–48, G50083–84, G51167, G51541–42, G52453–58, G60632, G60661, G60665, G61091, G61661, G64395 West; G39777–78, G51262, G58989, G59656 North; G27056, G27096, G27585, G27587–88, G27591–93, G27595, G27597, G276001, G27603, G27606, G27610, G27612–14, G27616, G27618–19, G27768, G28682–92, G28811, G29114–19, G29504, G32747–52, G32754–72, G32774–75, G35022, G37360–61, G37371–72, G37399–400, G38142, G41308, G43499–550, G43574, G46057, G46428, G47621, G48297, G54327–66, G57525, G57533, G57730, G58401, G59023–27, G62230, G63126, G64728–30 Great Barrier Reef; G14827, G14837, G14839, G27589–90, G27594, G27596, G27598–99, G27602, G27604, G27608–9, G27615, G27617, G34194, G47281, G57489–92, G58433, G60063–72,

G60074, G60076, G60078, G60080, G60082, G60084, G60137–39, G60450–51, G62821, G64961–68 South- East; G27586, G28681, G35882–83, G39840 Coral Sea; South China Sea: G37564, G37566–67, G50063–81, G51157–61; Japan: G35487, G36821–23, G36831–33, G36914, G38012, G38015, G38027, G47773–75, G62296, G62302, G62305, G62310, G62327, G62337, G62339, G62996; Taiwan: G35496, G43842–43, G45798, G45812, G46533, G47581, G47600; Philippines: G32814, G41573, G41706, G41708, G41714, G45854–55, G50082, G52335–37; Palau: G36226, G36232, G56630–31, G61865; Papua New Guinea: G35634, G35642–43, G35650, G53237–50, G53460, G53593, G53594; Louisiade Archipelago: G33355, G35361; Micronesia: G40712–15, G41172 Yap; G36610 Chuuk; G40749, G40818, G41240, G62402, G62462, G62486–87, G62619 Pohnpei; G62766–69 Kosrae; Solomon Is.: G52603–05; New Caledonia: G33091, G33096, G33105, G34960, G34973, G34996–98, G58738, G61032; Chesterfield Atoll: G38251; Marshall Is.: G33139, G56145–46, G56203, G57239, G57240; Kiribati: G54953, G54980–82; Tuvalu: G37560; Samoa: G38990, G41296, G43467, G43481; Niue: G36021, G36023, G36025, G50581–86; Cook Is.: G32853–54, G35722, G35729, G35732, G35737, G35845, G35948, G36061, G36068, G36071–72, G36124, G46690, G53916; French Polynesia: G44044, G58651; Tahiti: G27104, G33080, G33083–84, G53583–85, G54696; Tuamotu Archipelago: G32867; Austral Is.: G30102, G36017 Pitcairn Is.: G54610–12.

Species group: hyacinthus  .

Description. Colony outline: determinate, predominantly table. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: <25 mm; diameter: 2.5–4.9 mm, 50/50 axial/radial, terete; radial crowding: some touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:1 0. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; porous; outer diameter 1–2 mm; inner diameter 0.4–1.1 mm; primary septa to ¾ R. Radial corallites: small; two synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall not developed; shape: dimidiate/lipped; openings: horizontal lip; primary septa to ½ R. Coenosteum: different on and between radials: between radials: reticulate, on radials: costate; spinule shape: laterally flattened.

Further literature. Sheppard & Sheppard (1991), Nishihira & Veron (1995), Wallace & Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Pillay et al. (2002), Pichon et al. 2010, Dai & Horng (2009), Wallace et al. (2009), Turak & DeVantier (2011).














Acropora hyacinthus (Dana, 1846)

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

Madrepora sinensis

Brook 1893: 114

Madrepora pectinata

Brook 1892: 460

Madrepora recumbens

Brook 1892: 461

Madrepora conferta

Quelch 1886: 164

Madrepora patella

Studer 1878: 526

Madrepora hyacinthus

Dana 1846: 444

Madrepora surculosa

Dana 1846: 445

Madrepora surculosa var. turbinata

Dana 1846: 445

Madrepora turbinata

Dana 1846