WoRMS taxon details

Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)

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

accepted
Species
Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Acropora muricata prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Acropora muricata var. prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Heteropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) · unaccepted (changed combination)
Isopora muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Madrepora ethica Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Madrepora muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Madrepora prolifera Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted (original combination, basionym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
(of Madrepora 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]   
Lectotype  (of Madrepora ethica Duchassaing &...  
Lectotype (of Madrepora ethica Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) MZUF 842, geounit United States Virgin Islands [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. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=288235 on 2022-10-03
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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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2022-05-26 06:45:21Z
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original description  (of Madrepora 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., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12140332 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record 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 Cairns SD, Jaap WC, Lang JC. (2009). Scleractinia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico. <em>In: Felder DL. Camp DK (eds.) Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.</em> Pp. 333–347. [details]   

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

additional source Wallace CC, Done BJ, Muir PR (2012) Revision and catalogue of worldwide staghorn corals Acropora and Isopora (Scleractinia: Acroporidae) in the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum – Nature 57: 1-255. [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 Duchassaing P, Michelotti J. (1864). Supplément au mémoire sur les coralliaires des Antilles. <em>Memorie della Reale Accademia della Scienze di Torino, Serie 2.</em> 23: 97-206, plates 1-11., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31197612 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume I: Family Acroporidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 1, pp. 463.
page(s): 261 [details]   

additional source Zlatarski, V. N.; Estalella, N. M. (1980). Scleractinia of Cuba with data on the constituent organisms [in Bulgarian]. Bulgarian Academy of Science. Sophia., pp. 312.
page(s): 19, 26, 31, 35, 37, 38-39, 210, 244, 246, 250, 296, 308 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S. D. (1982). Stony corals (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Scleractinia) of Carrie Bow Cay, Belize. Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington., chapter 17, pp. 271-302
page(s): 272, 276-278, Plate 3, Figures 121e, 122a [details]   

additional source Smith FGW. (1954). Gulf of Mexico Madreporaria. <em>Fisheries Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S.).</em> 55, 291-295.
page(s): 292, 293 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 62, 73, 112 [details]   

additional source Almy CC, Carrión-Torres C. (1963). Shallow water stony corals of Puerto Rico. <em>Caribbean Journal of Science.</em> 3: 269-279. [details]   

additional source Zlatarski V. (1972). Sobre la fauna coralina de Cuba. <em>Circulares del Museo y Biblioteca de Zoologia de la Habana.</em> 13(351): 1501-1507. [details]   

additional source Guzman, H.M., 1998. Diversity of stony, soft and black corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia, Gorgonacea, Antipatharia; Hydrozoa: Milleporina) at Cayos Cochinos, Bay Islands, Honduras. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46 Suppl. 4: 75-80.
page(s): 77 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 15 [details]   

additional source Karlson, R. H. 1980. Alternative competitive strategies in a periodically disturbed habitat. Bulletin of Marine Science 30(4): 894-890.
page(s): 896 [details]   
 
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    Definitions

Lectotype (of Madrepora ethica Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) MZUF 842, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G33176, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G48426, geounit Mexican Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G48427, geounit Mexican Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G48428, geounit Mexican Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G51967, geounit Venezuelan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G51968, geounit Venezuelan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G51969, geounit Venezuelan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G51970, geounit Venezuelan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G54473, geounit Bahamas Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G54474, geounit Bahamas Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G54499, geounit Bahamas Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Acropora (Acropora) prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)) MTQ G54500, geounit Bahamas Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) BMNH 39.12.26.41, geounit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) BMNH 39.12.26.42, geounit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) BMNH 46.7.30.8, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) BMNH 85.1.21.1, geounit Jamaican Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) BMNH 86.11.25.17, geounit United States Virgin Islands [details]
Nontype (of Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata f. prolifera Lamarck, 1816) BMNH 91.1.20.3, geounit Barbados Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 9012 [details]
Nontype NMSR 9013, geounit Cuban Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Madrepora ethica Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860) MZUF, geounit United States Virgin Islands [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]
LanguageName 
English fused staghorn coral  [details]
German Verschmolzene GeweihkoralleFächergeweihkoralle  [details]
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