Acropora arabensis Hodgson & Carpenter, 1995

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: 16

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Acropora arabensis Hodgson & Carpenter, 1995
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Acropora arabensis Hodgson & Carpenter, 1995 

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Acropora arabensis Hodgson & Carpenter, 1995: 232  , fig. 4.

Type locality. Kubbar Island, Kuwait.

MTQ Holdings. HOLOTYPE G55101, PARATYPES G55102–04 Kuwait; Red Sea: G62966, G62969 Yemen; Persian Gulf: G54791, G55054–55, G55072, G55191–203, G58680, G58683–84, G58687 Saudi Arabia; G55073 Bahrain; G55051–53, G55074, G55190, G63135 Kuwait.

Species group: nasuta  .

Description. Colony outline: determinate, predominantly corymbose. Branches: tertiary branching order absent; length: 5 0–100 mm; diameter: 10.0–19.9 mm, axial-dominated, terete; radial crowding: some touching; axial/radial ratio:>1:10. Axial corallites: two synapticular rings; not porous; outer diameter 2.0–2.7 mm; inner diameter 0.5–1.0 mm; primary septa to ¾ R. Radial corallites: medium; two synapticular rings; one size or graded; inner wall not developed; shape: appressed tubular; openings: oval-rounded; primary septa to ¼ R. Coenosteum: same on and between radials: reticulate; spinule shape: laterally flattened.

Taxonomic note. In the original description, Hodgson & Carpenter (1995) reported the holotype and Kuwaiti paratypes as destroyed during hostilities. This type material was subsequently located and donated to MTQ by G. Hodgson.

Further literature. Carpenter et al. (1997), Wallace (1999), Veron (2000).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Acroporidae

Genus

Acropora

Loc

Acropora arabensis Hodgson & Carpenter, 1995

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

2012
Loc

Acropora arabensis

Hodgson & Carpenter 1995: 232

1995