Staghorn Corals of the World: A Revision of the Coral Genus Acropora (Scleractinia; Astrocoeniina; Acroporidae) Worldwide, with Emphasis on Morphology, Phylogeny and Biogeography
Csiro Publishing, 1999 - 422 pages
Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs.
This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated.
The book is complemented by a CD-ROM, Staghorn Corals of the World: A Key to Species of Acropora, containing a LucID-based key to all species of Acropora and a photo library of type specimens from museums around the world.
Staghorn Corals of the World book and CD-ROM set for only $220.00.
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Patterns of character transformation in Acropora phylogeny 83
The Acropora muricata group 181
The Acropora robusta group 193
The Acropora togianensis group 211
The Acropora aspera group 233
The Acropora florida group 249
The Acropora hyacinthus group 255
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