WoRMS taxon details

Acropora microphthalma (Verrill, 1870)

207046  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207046)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   

(of Madrepora microphthalma Verrill, 1870) Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   

(of Madrepora (Conocyathus) microphthalma Verrill, 1870) Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   
Note Ryukyu Islands (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Ryukyu Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies are arborescent, small, usually forming thickets. Branches are slender and straight. Radial corallites are small,...  
Description Colonies are arborescent, small, usually forming thickets. Branches are slender and straight. Radial corallites are small, numerous and of the same size. Colour: usually pale grey, sometimes brown or cream. Abundance: occupies most reef environments but is uncommon except on turbid water or in sandy lagoons where colonies frequently exceed 2 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora microphthalma (Verrill, 1870). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207046 on 2019-11-12
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1996-10-25 14:03:33Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   

original description  (of Acropora inermis (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 microphthalma Verrill, 1870) Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora (Conocyathus) microphthalma Verrill, 1870) Verrill, A.E. (1870). Synopsis of the polyps and corals of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition, under Commodore C. Ringgold and Capt. John Rodgers, U.S.N., from 1853 to 1856. Collected by Dr. Wm. Stimpson, Naturalist to the Expedition. <em>Communications of the Essex Instute, Salem.</em> 6 (1): 51-104, pls. 1-2., available online at https://doi.org/10.1086/270634 [details]   

basis of record Veron, J. E. N. (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, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & 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] 

new combination reference Verrill, A.E. (1902). Notes on corals of the genus Acropora (Madrepora Lam.) with new descriptions and figures of types, and of several new species. <em>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.</em> 11: 207-266, pls. 36, 36A-F. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Description Colonies are arborescent, small, usually forming thickets. Branches are slender and straight. Radial corallites are small, numerous and of the same size. Colour: usually pale grey, sometimes brown or cream. Abundance: occupies most reef environments but is uncommon except on turbid water or in sandy lagoons where colonies frequently exceed 2 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Ryukyu Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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Japanese コエダミドリイシ  [details]