Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Colonies are arborescent with thin tapered branches, without axial corallites. All corallites are radial, and are small and immersed. Septa are in two cycles with inward-projecting teeth. Columellae are absent. Corallite walls and the coenosteum are porous, without elaborations. Polyps are extended day and night and are widely spaced; they are small, with fine tentacles (Veron, 1986 <57>).
  • Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 15 specimens in 10 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 12 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 5 - 42
  Temperature range (°C): 26.503 - 28.049
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.054 - 0.528
  Salinity (PPS): 34.400 - 35.095
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.597 - 4.622
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.117
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.059 - 1.308

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 5 - 42

Temperature range (°C): 26.503 - 28.049

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.054 - 0.528

Salinity (PPS): 34.400 - 35.095

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.597 - 4.622

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.117

Silicate (umol/l): 1.059 - 1.308
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 4
Specimens with Sequences: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species: 2
Species With Barcodes: 2
Public Records: 4
Public Species: 2
Public BINs: 1
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Wikipedia

Anacropora

Anacropora is a genus of stony corals in the Acroporidae family. They are sometimes called briar corals and there are seven known species.

Contents

Description

Members of this genus are generally fragile corals with branches less than ten centimetres long which form small colonies. The branches are either spreading or may be clustered and are sometimes fused together. The calices are rounded and up to one millimetre in diameter. The area between the calices is porous with numerous small tubercles. There are no axial corallites and the main septa number six with a few more subsidiary ones.[1] The small radial corallites have an ‘empty’ appearance similar to Montipora. The delicate tentacles can often be seen extended during the day.[2]

Distribution

Members of this genus occur in the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific being found mostly in muddy waters. They are generally uncommon and are not a reef species.[1]

Species

References

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