Forgotten in taxonomic literature: Acropora aduncata Zou, 1984 (Scleractinia: Acroporidae)

Sancia E.T. van der Meij, (2018) Forgotten in taxonomic literature: Acropora aduncata Zou, 1984 (Scleractinia: Acroporidae). Borneo Journal of Marine Science and Aquaculture, 2. pp. 70-71. ISSN 2600-8637

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Acropora Oken, 1815 is the most diverse and abundant coral genus on shallow-water Indo-Pacific reefs and also occurs in the Caribbean and deeper (mesophotic) waters. The genus underwent comprehensive taxonomic reviews by Veron and Wallace (1984) and Wallace (1999), with further updates by Wallace et al. (2012). The fossil record of Acropora in Indonesia was studied by Santodomingo et al. (2015). The well-resolved taxonomic status of this coral genus adds to its usefulness as a model taxon in ecological studies. Here I report on the species Acropora aduncata Zou, 1984, which was neither included in the reviews of the genus, nor in Veron (2000), and hence appears to be forgotten in recent taxonomic literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coral, South China Sea, Taxonomy, Systematics
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: SCHOOL > Borneo Marine Research Institute
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2019 10:22
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 10:22

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