WoRMS taxon details

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

207093 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207093)
accepted
Species
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860 (original combination, basionym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Reunion  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Reunion [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986.  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986. [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are usually less than 30 cm across...  
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 Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986.  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986. [details]
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 2017-11-24

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1997-02-22 16:55:09Z
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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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2014-02-04 19:26:27Z
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original description Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora clavigera 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 Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 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. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora clavigera Brook, 1892) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMadrepora granulosa Milne Edwards, 1860) Wallace, C.C., 1999. Staghorn corals of the world: a revision of the coral genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. : i-xviii, 1-421. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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 Bourbon Island (Veron, 1986. [details]
 

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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorツツハナガサミドリイシ  [details]