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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora granulosa (Milne Edwards, 1860) 
AphiaID: 207093

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcroporidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcropora Oken, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora clavigera Brook, 1892 (synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclop├ędique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCentral Indo-Pacific [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (22 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (17 nucleotides; 4 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are usually less than 30 cm across and high, with bushy form, and only a limited tendency towards developing into plates. Where they do form plates, the branches are often flattened: there is a flat, granular underside with no branches arising from the surface, and a rounded upper side which supports the branchlets. Branchlets are very distinctive, due to their very large and smoothly rounded, often bulbous, axial corallites. Each axial corallite can exceed 1.5 cm long and 6 mm wide, and may comprise over half of its entire branchlet. Generally, radial corallites do not appear until well down the branchlets, though on the more bulbous axials, several completely immersed radials develop. This species is seldom seen in shallow water but prefers depths of 15 to 40 m deep in clear water. Although it is widespread its fairly small colonies are well dispersed, and it does not form dense aggregations. The large axial corallites are cream coloured, with the rest of the colony being pale or mid brown (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are semicircular horizontal plates less than 1 m across, composed of regularly spaced horizontal branches with short upright branchlets with tapering tubular corallites. Colour: usually uniform cream, grey or pale blue, but may be other colours. Abundance: Seldom found in shallow water but common on lower reef slopes (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207093
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-22 16:55:09Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-02-04 19:26:27Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Acropora granulosa (Milne Edwards, 1860). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207093 on 2014-09-18
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