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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 Kenti
  7. Acropora Plana
  8. Acropora rudis
  9. Acropora Rufus
  10. Acropora teres
  11. Acropora Armata
  12. Acropora aspera
  13. Acropora azurea
  14. Acropora Brachi
  15. Acropora crassa
  16. Acropora elseyi
  17. Acropora Exigua
  18. Acropora Exilis
  19. Acropora glauca
  20. genus acropora

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Google previewMarine Reef Aquarium Handbook (2007)

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.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology (2012)

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 ...

Google previewTropical 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.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management (2012)

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 ...

Google preview3D Rendering

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 ...

Google previewStarfish (2013)

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 ...

Google previewUnderworld (2009)

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 ...

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 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 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 previewGeological Survey Professional Paper

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 ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Introduction to Ocean Sciences (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acropora is a genus of scleractinian.

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 previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

fossil coral (Acropora palmata), a species that lives in water ...

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 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature (1816)

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

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

latebrosa,polygonia, arenosa, interstincta, spongiosa, fo- Iiosa, porculata, stellulata, astroites, stellata, nodulosa, acropora, cavernosa, punctata, calycularis , truncata, stellaris, organ um, divergens, * musicalis, denticulata, faveolata, retepora, ...

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 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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