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Definition of the noun acropora

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noun - plural: -

  1. coelenterate genus of order Madreporaria, including staghorn corals

Phrases with Acropora

  1. Acropora awi
  2. Acropora nana
  3. Acropora Alces
  4. Acropora danai
  5. Acropora donei
  6. Acropora Hebes
  7. Acropora Kenti
  8. Acropora Plana
  9. Acropora rudis
  10. Acropora Rufus
  11. Acropora teres
  12. Acropora Armata
  13. Acropora aspera
  14. Acropora azurea
  15. Acropora Brachi
  16. Acropora crassa
  17. Acropora elseyi
  18. Acropora Exigua
  19. Acropora Exilis
  20. genus acropora

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Google previewAn introduction to Coastal Ecology (2012)

by Patrick J. S. Boaden

Acropora is a dominant reef builder in both provinces but whilst it is ...

Google previewSedimentology and Sedimentary Basins, From Turbulence to Tectonics (2016)

Earth sciences, Geology by CTI Reviews

Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the Phylum Cnidaria.

Google previewCoral Reefs (2014)

A Very Short Introduction by Charles Sheppard

Coincidentally, perhaps, the genus Acropora is the most speciose of coral genera with more than a hundred species described. So important is the structure that they and all corals provide that methods have been developed to try to quantify it ...

Google previewIntroduction To The Biology Of Marine Life (2016)

Biology, Marine biology by CTI Reviews

Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the Phylum Cnidaria. Some of its species are known as table coral, elkhorn coral and staghorn coral. Over 149 species are described. Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the ...

Google previewMarine Reef Aquarium Handbook (1997)

by Robert Jay Goldstein

Acropora is the largest genus of all corals, with some 400 species. Atlantic snorkelers are familiar with abundant staghorn coral (A cervicornis) and elkhorn coral (A palmata) at Caribbean resort islands, but the Indo- Pacific has most of the ...

Google previewA Secret World (2013)

Natural Products of Marine Life by F. Pietra

Acropora is the prevalent genus of coral in warm waters; in Indo-Pacific areas it comprises many species which typically grow together, whereas in Atlantic areas there are fewer species. Also important as reef builders are the genera Pavona, ...

Google previewThe Sea Floor (2017)

An Introduction to Marine Geology by Eugen Seibold, Wolfgang Berger

Acropora is a fast-growing form. Presumably the coral was selected for keeping up during the rises of sea level whenever much of the polar ice masses on the northern hemisphere melted on termination of a glacial period. Growth rates of ...

Google previewIntroduction to Ocean Sciences (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acropora is a genus of scleractinian.

Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1954)

Acropora is the most common form, but the variety of types of coral within this zone is greater than seen anywhere except on the northeast part of Bikini reef ( 400 yards northwest of Bikini traverse 3). Some Tridacna and Hippopus 1 foot to ...

Google previewCoral Reefs of the Indian Ocean (2000)

Their Ecology and Conservation by T. R. McClanahan, C. R. C. Sheppard, D. O. Obura

Acropora is the dominant genus on most reefs exhibiting an especially luxurious growth on the shallow sheltered inner reefs.

Google previewGeo-economic Survey of Lakshadweep (1994)

by Bichitrananda Sinha

The genous Acropora is the richest as they from about 25 per cent of the total species known from Minicoy. A marked feature of the coral fauna of Lakshadweep is the absence of foliaceous forms such as Montipora foliosa and Echinopra ...

Google previewWorld Atlas of Coral Reefs (2001)

by Mark Spalding, Corinna Ravilious, Edmund Peter Green

Acropora is the most diverse coral genus, with numerous forms including branching and plate corals. A bandcheck wrasse Oxycheilinus digrammus sheltering below an Acropora. Left : ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Acropora recruits were visible several years before the appearance of Isopora, following the 1998 bleaching event (L. DeVantier, personal communications). Genetics and phylogeny Acropora has a large and complex genome and this has ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)

by DK Publishing

Acropora cervicornis Height Not recorded Location Upperto midreefslopes and lagoons in clearwater species of staghorn coral. shapes, like antlers. These corals grow quickly but are waves if the seas are stormy.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

favosa, cavata, bulliris, anamas, hyades, siderea, galaxea, pleiades, papillosa, radiata, latebrosa, polygonia, arenosa, interstincta, spongiosa, foliosa, porculata, stellulata, astroites, stellata, nodulosa, acropora, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (2008)

by Vivien Gornitz

The shallow zone of the shelf margin barrier reef is mainly constructed by the elk horn coral, Acropora palmata (branches 15-20 cm across). Map and cross section ((e)-(f)) illustrate nature and distribution of sediments discussed in text ( after ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1816)

Madrepora acropora : hemispherical, with crowded, annular, prominent, crenate, stars, which are small, elewated, with a deeper centre.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

Acropora The dominant genus of the family Acroporidae. The species Acropora constitutes almost half of all the true corals and creates the major deposits of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). See coral, atoll, reef.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Changes in climate can also affect marine taxa, resulting in climatic relict species such as the staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis). The coral is typically found in the warm waters of the Caribbean coinciding with the 18 °C monthly minimum ...

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Small photo of Anthias hovering over acropora hard corals near Nusa Penida, Bali, IndonesiaSmall photo of table coral (acropora sp.) found at coral reef area in tioman islandSmall photo of Tabling acropora coral in marine aquariumSmall photo of Staghorn coral, Acropora milleporaSmall photo of Reef acropora coral underwater in Ras Mohammed, Egypt, Red SeaSmall photo of Closeup shoot of acropora sps stony hard coralsSmall photo of Deep water Acropora staghorn coral (Acropora sp.) More...

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Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1P3O1R1A1

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