Title

Description of Four New Species in the Hard Coral Genus Acropora Oken, 1815 (Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) from South-East Africa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1995

Publication Title

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Keywords

South Africa, Mozambique, Cnidaria, Taxonomy, Acropora

ISSN

0024-4082

Volume

113

Issue/No.

3

First Page

229

Last Page

247

Abstract

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.

Comments

©1995 The Linnean Society of London

ORCID ID

0000-0002-6003-9324

ResearcherID

F-8807-2011

DOI

10.1111/j.1096-3642.1995.tb00934.x

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