WoRMS taxon details

Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)

288235  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:288235)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(of Madrepora muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Fossil range Recorded from the Late Pleistocene of Jamaica (Precht et al. 2019)  
Fossil range Recorded from the Late Pleistocene of Jamaica (Precht et al. 2019) [details]

Status Acropora polifera reprents an F1 hybrid of A. cervicornis and A. palmata with its own characteristic growth form, which can...  
Status Acropora polifera reprents an F1 hybrid of A. cervicornis and A. palmata with its own characteristic growth form, which can reproduce asexually and can form large fields of uniform corals.  [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2019). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=288235 on 2019-06-15
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2013-09-02 08:00:17Z
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2019-04-23 07:47:13Z
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original description Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (of Madrepora ethica Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) Duchassaing, P.; Michelotti, J. (1860). Mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Turin, séries 2.</em> 19: 279-365, pls 1-10. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

basis of record 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 Cairns, S.D., Jaap, W.C., and J.C. Lang. 2009. Scleractinia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 333–347 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Precht, W. F.; Vollmer, S. V.; Modys, A. B.; Kaufman, L. (2019). Fossil Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) reveals coral hybridization is not only a recent phenomenon. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 132(1): 40-55., available online at https://doi.org/10.2988/18-d-18-00011 [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]   
 
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Biology zooxanthellate [details]

Fossil range Recorded from the Late Pleistocene of Jamaica (Precht et al. 2019) [details]

Status Acropora polifera reprents an F1 hybrid of A. cervicornis and A. palmata with its own characteristic growth form, which can reproduce asexually and can form large fields of uniform corals.  [details]
 

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English fused staghorn coral  [details]
German Verschmolzene GeweihkoralleFächergeweihkoralle  [details]
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