WoRMS taxon details

Acropora tenuis (Dana, 1846)

207105  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207105)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora tenuis Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Description Colonies are small plates, sometimes perfectly circular, sometimes semicircles projecting from the side of the reef....  
Description Colonies are small plates, sometimes perfectly circular, sometimes semicircles projecting from the side of the reef. Branches are small, regular in diameter and regularly spaced. The radial corallites have flaring lower lips which are conspicuous. Branchlets divide, but do not anastomose. This is a small, sometimes inconspicuous coral, but may be common (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are corymbose plates with neat, evenly spaced branches. Radial corallites have wide lower lips giving them a neat rosette-like appearance when viewed from above. Colour: cream or blue. Colours may be bright with distinctively coloured redial corallite lips. Abundance: Common where Acropora diversity is moderate or high, especially upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora tenuis (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207105 on 2020-10-28
Date
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-22 08:21:59Z
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original description  (of Acropora plana Nemenzo, 1967) Nemenzo, F. (1967). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow-water scleractinians. VI Suborder Astrocoeniina (Montipora and Acropora). (Part I - Text; Part II - Plates). <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 20: 1-141, 143-223. [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora tenuis Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora macrostoma Brook, 1891) Brook G (1891) Descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 458-471. [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora bifaria Brook, 1892) Brook G (1892) Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Part II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 451-465. [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora (Polystachys) africana Brook, 1893) Brook G (1893). The genus Madrepora. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 1: 1-212, pls. 1-35. [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora kenti Brook, 1892) Brook G (1892) Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British Museum. Part II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 451-465. [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Wallace, CC. (1999). Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. CSIRO, Collingwood (Australia). pp i-xvii, 1-421.  [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are small plates, sometimes perfectly circular, sometimes semicircles projecting from the side of the reef. Branches are small, regular in diameter and regularly spaced. The radial corallites have flaring lower lips which are conspicuous. Branchlets divide, but do not anastomose. This is a small, sometimes inconspicuous coral, but may be common (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are corymbose plates with neat, evenly spaced branches. Radial corallites have wide lower lips giving them a neat rosette-like appearance when viewed from above. Colour: cream or blue. Colours may be bright with distinctively coloured redial corallite lips. Abundance: Common where Acropora diversity is moderate or high, especially upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Remark Maybe same as A. eurystoma in Vine (1986). Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
Japanese ウスエダミドリイシ  [details]
Acropora plana DMS
 Acropora plana DMS
[image from synonym]

Acropora plana2 DMS
 Acropora plana2 DMS
[image from synonym]

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