Description of Four New Species in the Hard Coral Genus Acropora Oken, 1815 (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) from South-East Africa
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
South Africa, Mozambique, Cnidaria, Taxonomy, Acropora
Four new species in the hermatypic scleractinian coral genus Acropora art described from southeast Africa. Two species, A. natalensis sp. nov. and A. mossambica sp. nov., occur in both South Africa and Mozambique. Two species, A. sordiensis sp. nov., and A. branchi sp. nov., are only known from northern Natal in South Africa. A. branchi sp. nov. and A. mossambica sp. nov. are intertidal species and were collected from permanent tidal pools. A. sordiensis sp. nov. and A. natalensis sp. nov. are strictly subtidal species.
Bernhard Riegl. 1995. Description of Four New Species in the Hard Coral Genus Acropora Oken, 1815 (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) from South-East Africa .Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society , (3) : 229 -247. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/345.