Staghorn Corals of the World: A Revision of the Coral Genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) Worldwide, with Emphasis on Morphology, Phylogeny and Biogeography
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.
The book is complemented by a CD-ROM, Staghorn Corals of the World: A Key to Species of Acropora, containing a LucID-based key to all species of Acropora and a photo library of type specimens from museums around the world.
Staghorn Corals of the World book and CD-ROM set for only $220.00.
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METHODS USED FOR REVISION AND ANALYSES
A R O P O R
SYNTHESIS OF BIOGEOGRAPHIC FOSSIL AND PHYLOGENETIC DATA 91
SYSTEMATIC ARRANGEMENT OF SPECIES 103
The Acropora humilis group 115
The Acropora nasuta group 133
The Acropora robusta group
The Acropora togianensis group
The Acropora aspera group
The Acropora florida group
The Acropora hyacinthus group
The Acropora latistella group
SUBGENUS ISOPORA STUDER 1878 363
The Acropora divaricata group 149
ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY
The Acropora lovelli group 161
Acropora Acropora verweyi Veron Wallace 1984
The Acropora muricata group
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