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Pocillopora aliciae: A new species of scleractinian coral (Scleractinia, Pocilloporidae) from subtropical Eastern Australia

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Schmidt-Roach, S and Miller, KJ and Andreakis, N, Pocillopora aliciae: A new species of scleractinian coral (Scleractinia, Pocilloporidae) from subtropical Eastern Australia, Zootaxa, 3626, (4) pp. 576-582. ISSN 1175-5326 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3626.4.11

Abstract

Lack of morphological features of diagnostic value and high levels of environmental phenotypic plasticity obscure species boundaries for most taxa in the genus Pocillopora Lamarck, 1816 and complicate the definition of taxonomically distinct units. Species of the genus are colonial, generally ramose, rarely massive or encrusting and mostly hermatypic; corallite arrangement is plocoid, septa are generally poorly developed and usually arranged in two cycles; the columella is mostly poorly developed (Veron & Pichon 1976). Verrucae are common, although reduced in some species. Currently 17 species are formally acknowledged within the genus (Veron 2000).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Anthozoa, Pocillopora, Pocilloporidae, Scleractinia
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Schmidt-Roach, S (Mr Sebastian Schmidt-Roach)
Author:Miller, KJ (Dr Karen Miller)
ID Code:91744
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-05-29
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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