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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
- Acropora awi
- Acropora nana
- Acropora Alces
- Acropora danai
- Acropora donei
- Acropora Hebes
- Acropora Kenti
- Acropora Plana
- Acropora rudis
- Acropora Rufus
- Acropora teres
- Acropora Armata
- Acropora aspera
- Acropora azurea
- Acropora Brachi
- Acropora crassa
- Acropora elseyi
- Acropora Exigua
- Acropora Exilis
- genus acropora
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acropora
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by Patrick J. S. Boaden
Acropora is a dominant reef builder in both provinces but whilst it is ...
Earth sciences, Geology by CTI Reviews
Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the Phylum Cnidaria.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
The 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 ...
by CTI Reviews
Acropora is a genus of scleractinian.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
favosa, cavata, bulliris, anamas, hyades, siderea, galaxea, pleiades, papillosa, radiata, latebrosa, polygonia, arenosa, interstincta, spongiosa, foliosa, porculata, stellulata, astroites, stellata, nodulosa, acropora, ...
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 ...
Madrepora acropora : hemispherical, with crowded, annular, prominent, crenate, stars, which are small, elewated, with a deeper centre.
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.
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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- Yellow damselfish on Acropora
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- Blue Green Acropora
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- Deep Blue Acropora
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- Table Coral (Acropora)
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Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1P3O1R1A1
The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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