Acropora rongelapensis sp. nov., a new species of Acropora from the Marshall Islands (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae)

Richards, Zoe T., and Wallace, Carden (2004) Acropora rongelapensis sp. nov., a new species of Acropora from the Marshall Islands (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae). Zootaxa, 590. pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

A new coral species, Acropora rongelapensis, from the northern central Pacific Ocean is described. On present records, this species appears to be endemic to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Distinguishing features of the species include sub-t1attened branches with widely separated radial corallites born laterally. Diagnostic characters of the new species place it within the Acropora loripes group.

Item ID: 10112
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia, Astrocoeniina, Acroporidae, Marshal Islands, central Pacific, marine systematics, AAC
ISSN: 1175-5334
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 01:17
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060309 Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960803 Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna @ 100%
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