Acropora anthocercis (Brook, 1893)

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: 14

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Acropora anthocercis (Brook, 1893)
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Acropora anthocercis (Brook, 1893) 

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Madrepora anthocercis Brook, 1893: 106  , pl. 13 fig. C.

Type locality. Palm Island, Australia (lectotype NHM).

MTQ Holdings. Red Sea: G55232, G55263 Saudi Arabia; Seychelles: G59528 Thailand: G52633 Indonesia: G50592 Sumatra; G50833 Ambon; G61065 Irian Jaya; Australia: G48700 West; G28043–58, G28060–61, G28063–65, G28171–72, G28415–28, G29888–97, G30843–49, G30851–52, G34866, G48299, G57540, G58096, G58103 Great Barrier Reef; G28059, G28062, G60454 South-East; G57876–78, G58045, G60543, G63817 Coral Sea; South China Sea: G52255; Japan: G38052, G47803, G62299; Philippines: G45871, G45872; Papua New Guinea: G53461–68; Micronesia: G62401, G62632 Pohnpei; Solomon Is.: G52585, G58570; New Caledonia: G61196; Kiribati: G55021–23; Samoa: G63113; Cook Is.: G36129; French Polynesia: G55567.

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:>1:10. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; porous; outer diameter 1.9–2.8 mm; inner diameter 0.8–1.3 mm; primary septa to 2/3 R. Radial corallites: small; two synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall not developed; shape: dimidiate/lipped; openings: elongate lip; primary septa to 2/3 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), Turak & DeVantier (2011).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora anthocercis (Brook, 1893)

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

2012
Loc

Madrepora anthocercis

Brook 1893: 106

1893