Acropora dendrum (Bassett-Smith, 1890)

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: 46

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Acropora dendrum (Bassett-Smith, 1890)
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Acropora dendrum (Bassett-Smith, 1890) 

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Madrepora dendrum Bassett-Smith, 1890: 452  .

Type locality. Macclesfield Banks, China Sea (lectotype NHM).

MTQ Holdings. Thailand: G52642, G55998; Australia: G27268–70, G27272–73, G27275–78, G27380, G27382 Great Barrier Reef; Philippines: G41560; Papua New Guinea: G53316; New Caledonia: G40880. Chesterfield Atoll: G27274.

Species group: selago.

Description. Colony outline: determinate, predominantly corymbose. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: 2 5–50 mm; diameter: 5.0–9.9 mm, axial-dominated, terete;

radial crowding: not touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; porous; outer diameter 1.4–2.2 mm; inner diameter 0.5–1.2 mm; primary septa to ¾ R. Radial corallites: medium; two synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall not developed; shape: dimidiate/lipped; openings: cochleariform; primary septa to 2/3 R. Coenosteum: same on and between radials: reticulate; spinule shape: laterally flattened.

Further literature. Nishihira & Veron (1995), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000), Turak & DeVantier (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora dendrum (Bassett-Smith, 1890)

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

2012
Loc

Madrepora dendrum

Bassett-Smith 1890: 452

1890