Staghorn Corals of the World: A Revision of the Genus Acropora

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Csiro Publishing, Sep 1, 1999 - Science - 438 pages
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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated.
 

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Contents

SKELETAL MORPHOLOGY
49
SYNTHESIS OF BIOGEOGRAPHIC FOSSIL AND PHYLOGENETIC DATA 91
54
METHODS USED FOR REVISION AND ANALYSES
58
SYSTEMATIC ARRANGEMENT OF SPECIES 103
90
The Acropora lovelli group
161
The Accmpora horrida group
281
The Acropora murirata group 181
131
The Armpom robusta group 193
147
Acropora Acropora sarmentosa Brook 1892 252
42
1 Acropom Acropora Indonesia Wallace 1997 268
58
Programs 77
77
Misplaced species 83
83
The Armpom elegans group 303
94
The Accmpora loripes group 319
120
The Armpom echinata group 345
138
SUBGENUS ISOPORA STUDER I 878 363
144

Distribution characteristics of the fauna of areas and regions 70
70
The Acropora togianensis group 211
82
The Acropom aspera group 233
105
g Acropom Acropom millepora Ehrenberg 1834 238
30
O Acropora Acropora roseni sp nov 246
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