Taxon name selected

Acropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758)


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Acropora muricata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Authority reference(s):

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Tomus I. Regnum Animale. Holmiae, Editio Decima, Reformata. 824pp. (For species details see p. 792)

Taxonomic note: A species complex. See Wallace (1999) for taxonomic history. Formerly widely known as Acropora formosa this change is supported here in the interests of stability

Taxonomic reference(s):

Wallace, C.C. (1999). Staghorn corals of the world. A revision of the genus Acropora. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 422pp.

Veron, J.E.N. (2000a). Corals of the World. Townsville: Australian Institute of Marine Science. Volumes 1-3. 1410pp.

Wallace, C.C., Done, B.J. and Muir, P.R. (2012). Revision and catalogue of worldwide staghorn corals Acropora and Isopora (Scleractinia: Acroporidae) in the Museum of Tropical Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature 57:1-255.

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