species: Acropora valida in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Acropora valida


©Anne Hoggett: Acropora valida at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora valida at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Acropora valida at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Genus Acropora
Species Acropora valida
Status least concern

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

Small colonies with short vertical branches. Small axial corallites not very distinct from the radials. Radial corallites swollen, appressed to branch, with a small opening and of various sizes.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the World: Volume 1 Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsvile.

Other references

  • Ayre, D.J. and T.P Hughes (2004). Climate change, genotypic diversity and gene flow in reef-building corals, Ecology Letters, 7: 273-278. LIRS catalog number 852.
  • Baird, A.H. (2001). The ecology of coral larvae: settlement patterns, habitat selection and the length of the larval phase, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 716.
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