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Acropora

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Acroporidae

Taxonomy
Acropora was named by Oken (1815) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-l R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Acroporidae by Veron (2000) and Kosnik (2002); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Species
A. abrotanoides (syn. A. irregularis, A. mangarevensis, A. danai, Madrepora crassa, A. tutuilensis), A. acuminata, A. alvarezi, A. anglica, A. aspera (syn. A. hebes), A. austera, A. bancellsae, A. bartonensis, A. bonellii, A. borneoensis, A. branchi, A. britannica, A. cerealis, A. cervicornis, A. clathrata, A. cylindrica, A. cytherea, A. darrellae, A. deformis, A. derawanensis, A. digitifera, A. divaricata, A. donei, A. duncani, A. elegans (syn. A. magnifica), A. elenae, A. elizabethensis, A. emanuelae, A. exarata, A. fennemai, A. filiformis, A. florida (syn. A. multiramosa, Madrepora gravida, Madrepora compressa, Madrepora brachyclados, Madrepora polymorpha, Madrepora affinis), A. gemmifera (syn. A. scherzeriana), A. glauca, A. globiceps, A. grandis (syn. A. dispar), A. haidingeri (syn. A. pseudolavandulina), A. halmaherae, A. hasibuani, A. hemprichii, A. hoeksemai, A. horrida (syn. A. sekiseiensis, Madrepora inermis, Madrepora angulata), A. humilis, A. hyacinthus (syn. A. surculosa), A. indonesia, A. intermedia, A. kirstyae, A. kosurini, A. lamarcki (syn. A. corymbosa), A. latistella, A. lavandulina, A. listeri, A. longicyathus, A. lovelli, A. lutkeni, A. microphthalma, A. millepora, A. minuta, A. monticulosa, A. muricata (syn. A. formosa), A. nasuta, A. natalensis, A. nobilis (syn. A. eminens), A. orbicularis, A. ornata, A. pachymorpha, A. palmata, A. palmerae, A. panamensis, A. papillare (syn. A. indiana), A. pharaonis, A. pichoni, A. piedmontensis, A. pinguis, A. polystoma (syn. A. massawensis), A. proteacea, A. pulchra, A. ramosi, A. renemai, A. robusta (syn. Madrepora smithi), A. roemeri, A. roseni, A. rudis, A. russelli, A. saludensis, A. salundensis, A. samoensis (syn. A. wallaceae), A. schmitti, A. secale, A. selago, A. slovenica, A. solanderi, A. solitaryensis, A. spicifera, A. squarrosa, A. stoddarti, A. tampaensis, A. tenella (syn. A. eibli), A. tenuis, A. teres, A. tergestina, A. tortuosa (syn. Madrepora implicata), A. tumida, A. valenciennesi (syn. A. splendida), A. valida (syn. A. dissimilis, A. variabilis), A. variolosa, A. vaughani, A. wilsonae, A. yongei (syn. A. haimei)
Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
p. 373
YearName and author
1815Acropora Oken
2000Acropora Veron p. 176
2002Acropora Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderAstrocoeniinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyAcroporidaeVerrill 1902
genusAcroporaOken 1815

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available