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Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816


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Pocillopora acuta Lamarck, 1816

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Authority reference(s):

Lamarck, (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Paris. 568pp. (For species details see p. 273)

Taxonomic note: The type species of Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816. Usually separable from Pocillopora damicornis in situ but not in collections. See Vaughan (1918), Faustino (1927), Crossland (1952) for previous use of this name, and for discussion see 'Overview of coral taxonomy'

Taxonomic reference(s):

Schmidt-Roach, S., Lundgren, P., Miller, K.J., Gerlach, G., Noreen, A.M. and Andreakis, N. (2013). Assessing hidden species diversity in the coral Pocillopora damicornis from Eastern Australia. Coral Reefs 32(1):161-172. doi:

Schmidt-Roach, S., Miller, K.J., Lundgren, P. and Andreakis, N. (2014). With eyes wide open: a revision of species within and closely related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170(1):1-33.

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