Staghorn Corals of the World: A Revision of the Coral Genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) Worldwide, with Emphasis on Morphology, Phylogeny and Biogeography

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Csiro Publishing, 1999 - Science - 421 pages
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.

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Contents

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METHODS USED FOR REVISION AND ANALYSES
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A R O P O R
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SYNTHESIS OF BIOGEOGRAPHIC FOSSIL AND PHYLOGENETIC DATA 91
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SYSTEMATIC ARRANGEMENT OF SPECIES 103
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ABSTRACT ix
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The Acropora humilis group 115
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The Acropora nasuta group 133
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The Acropora robusta group
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The Acropora togianensis group
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The Acropora aspera group
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W ORLDWIDE
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The Acropora florida group
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The Acropora hyacinthus group
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The Acropora latistella group
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SUBGENUS ISOPORA STUDER 1878 363
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FOSSIL RECORD
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The Acropora divaricata group 149
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ANATOMY PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY
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The Acropora lovelli group 161
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Acropora Acropora verweyi Veron Wallace 1984
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The Acropora muricata group
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