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Definition of the noun acropora
What does acropora mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- coelenterate genus of order Madreporaria, including staghorn corals
Phrases with Acropora
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- Acropora rudis
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- Acropora Armata
- Acropora aspera
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- Acropora Brachi
- Acropora crassa
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- Acropora Exigua
- Acropora Exilis
- Acropora glauca
- genus acropora
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by Robert Jay Goldstein
Acropora is the largest genus of all corals with some 400 species. Atlantic snorkelers are familiar with abundant staghorn (A. cervicornis) and elkhorn (A. palmata) corals at Caribbean resort islands, but the lndo-Pacific has most of the species.
Biology, Marine biology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Acropora: Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the Phylum Cnidaria. Some of its species areknown astable coral, elkhorn coraland ...
Tropical Marine Life (1997)
by Gerald Allen
Acropora is the largest genus of hard corals, and its numerous species exhibit a bewildering variety of shapes. A single species may have several growth forms depending on the habitat. Family: Acroporidae Tentacle Coral Coniopora sp.
Biology, Molecular biology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Acropora: Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the Phylum Cnidaria. Some of its species areknown as table coral, elkhorn coral and staghorn coral. There are over 149 described species. Toad: A toad is any of a number of species ...
• Acropora is a procedural voxel modeler/ generator that uses 3D noise and density functions instead of drawing tools.472 • Paint3D is a slice/sculpture/building blocks based voxel editor that can be extended ...
Biology and Ecology of the Asteroidea by John M. Lawrence
Acropora is the most preferred coral genus (Fig. 13.3), favored 14 times more than the least preferred coral genus, Porites. A. planci also shows preferences for coral growth forms, with tabular growth forms being preferred 35 times more than ...
The Mysterious Origins of Civilization by Graham Hancock
Acropora is an efficient tracker of rising sea-level because it is a light-loving coral that dies at depths greater than about 10 metres. The Barbados reefs were drowned three times at the end of the last Ice Age – at approximately Drowned coral ...
by Patrick J. S. Boaden
Acropora is a dominant reef builder in both provinces but whilst it is ...
Coral 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 ...
A 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, ...
Staghorn Acropora is the dominant fossil. Few others were found, although it might be expected that such an argillaceous facies would yield a well- preserved molluscan fauna. MASSIVE FACIES Plates 12C, 13B-£>, 17, 18B Lithology and ...
by Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Acropora is a genus of scleractinian.
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.
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 ...
World 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 : ...
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 ...
Three Volume Set by John A Matthews
fossil coral (Acropora palmata), a species that lives in water ...
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.
by Vivien Gornitz
The shallow zone of the shelf margin barrier reef is mainly constructed by the elk horn coral, Acropora palmata ...
by Maurice Schwartz
Acropora, Porites, Pseudosiderastrea, and Favia, and one species of soft coral Juncella juncea are common. Two species of hard coral (Pseudosiderastrea tayamai and Porites lichens) have been recorded in patches along the central west ...
Madrepora acropora : hemispherical, with crowded, annular, prominent, crenate, stars, which are snvill, elevated, with a deeper centre.
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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.
Encyclopedia 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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- Acropora Coral
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- Diving Maldives Purple Tipped Acropora Coral
Diving Maldives Purple Tipped Acropora Coral
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- Blue Green Acropora
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- Deep Blue Acropora
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- Acropora corals
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- Table Coral (Acropora)
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