Acropora tutuilensis   Hoffmeister,  1925 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Acroporidae

Description
Size: Length- 19.9 cm; Width- 17.4 cm and Height- 12.5 cm

Colour: Grey – brown with white margin.

Colonies are plate like, with robust horizontal flat radiating branches which may be highly fused towards the colony centre or may form tiers of dissected plates. Axial corallites are distinctive and commonly form rows along colony margins. Radial corallites are commonly of two sizes, the larger being tubular, the smaller being pocket shaped and at the base of larger corallites.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.40) (Long: 92.66) INDIA (Record: 09/01/2010) (Depth: 4.5 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mondal, T; Raghunathan, C and Ramakrishna (2011) New Record of Five Scleractinian Corals from Rutland Island, South Andaman Archipelago Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences Society of Applied Sciences, India 2(1) 114-118 Available at - http://ajebs.com/vol5/19.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • AIMS Data Centre Available at - http://data.aims.gov.au/
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf

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