Acropora chesterfieldensis Veron & Wallace, 1984

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: 40

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scientific name

Acropora chesterfieldensis Veron & Wallace, 1984
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Acropora chesterfieldensis Veron & Wallace, 1984 

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Acropora chesterfieldensis Veron & Wallace, 1984: 403  , figs 1012–1017.

Type locality. Chesterfield Reefs.

MTQ Holdings. HOLOTYPE G55081 Australia: G27938, G27946, G27949 Great Barrier Reef; G27935–37, G27952, G35887, G39851 Coral Sea; New Caledonia: G27939–45, G27947–48, G27950–51, G27953–54, G38248, G38252 Chesterfield Atoll: G34990; Marshall Is.: G56147, G57311–12; Niue: G36027.

Species group: loripes

Description. Colony outline: indeterminate, predominantly corymbose. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: <25 mm; diameter: 5.0–9.9 mm, 50/50 axial/radial, terete;

radial crowding: some touching; axial/radial ratio: <1:10. Axial corallites: three synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 1–3 mm; inner diameter 0.7–1.0 mm; primary septa to ½ R. Radial corallites: medium; three 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: dense spinules; spinule shape: elaborate.

Further literature. Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Turak & DeVantier (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora chesterfieldensis Veron & Wallace, 1984

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

2012
Loc

Acropora chesterfieldensis

Veron & Wallace 1984: 403

1984