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Acropora cervicornis house many creatures, some of which may be useful to the medical research field. Some of the species that live in the corals have already yeilded compounds active against inflammations, asthma, leukemia, tumors, heart disease, fungal and bacteria infections, and even viruses including HIV (Chadwick 1999).
The staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) is a branching, stony coral with cylindrical branches ranging from a few centimetres to over two metres in length and height. It occurs in back reef and fore reef environments from 0 to 30 m (0 to 98 ft) depth. The upper limit is defined by wave forces, and the lower limit is controlled by suspended sediments and light availability.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. Acropora species are some of the major reef corals responsible for building the immense calcium carbonate substructure that supports the thin living skin of a reef.Acropora cervicornis seems to have formerly been a major constituent of these reefs because of the abundant collapsed thickets and rubble of this species that can be observed in many places. The coral assemblage along the outer margin and slope of the shelf consists at present of massive colonies of Montastraea annularis, M. faveolata, M. cavernosa, Siderastrea siderea and Colpophyllia natans.
Acropora cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816) Espesye sa kagaangan nga una nga gihulagway ni Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ni adtong 1816 ang Acropora cervicornis. Ang Acropora cervicornis sakop sa kahenera nga Acropora sa kabanay nga Acroporidae. Giklaseklase sa IUCN ang espesye sa kritikal nga nagtikapuo.
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Classification kingdom. Acropora cervicornis Name Synonyms Acropora attenuata (Brook, 1893) Acropora muricata var. Madrepora cervicornis Lamarck, 1816 Madrepora muricata f. cervicornis Lamarck, 1816 Homonyms Acropora cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816) Common names Hirschgeweihkoralle in German Staghorn coral in language.
Acropora cervicornis in uska species han Anthozoa nga syahan ginhulagway ni Jean-Baptiste Lamarck hadton 1816. An Acropora cervicornis in nahilalakip ha genus nga Acropora, ngan familia nga Acroporidae. Ginklasipika han IUCN an species komo nangangarat-an duro.
Acropora corals, commonly called staghorn or elkhorn corals, are one of the world’s most abundant and recognizable corals. There are over 150 species of Acropora in the world’s oceans. If you’re just starting to learn about coral identification, check out our post about coral biology to understand important terms for identification. First, look at some of the characteristics that define.
Acropora cervicornis is considered a good candi-date for use in restoration projects due to its high growth rates, natural use of fragmentation for asexual reproduc-tion, ability to heal wounds, and high survivorship of fragments compared to other coral species (Gladfelter et al.
Corals, specifically the Atlantic staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, are under major threat as disturbance events such as storms and disease and predation outbreaks increase in frequency. Since its population declines due to a wide spread disease event in the early 1980s, limited long-term monitoring studies describing the impact of current threats and potential recovery have been completed.
Classification: Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa Scientific Name: Acropora cervicornis Common Name: Staghorn Coral. General Characteristics: The Staghorn Coral has tentacles in multiples of three. At night, the fingerlike tentacles of the corals emerge by pumping themselves full of water.
Proceedings of the 12 th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012 20A Restoration of coral reefs Success of outplanted Acropora cervicornis colonies in reef restoration Jordan A. Hollarsmith 1, Sean P. Griffin 2, Thomas D. Moore 3 1 Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, New York NY, USA.
There are four genera of interest in this family, Acropora, Anacropora, Astreopora and Montipora. Those in the Acropora genus are quite diverse, popular and having different forms of growth, e.g., branching, cluster, bushy, and finger-like.
Coastal waters in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida host a series of relatively small colonial formations of the hermatypic coral Acropora cervicornis. Until recently, the extent and distribution of these colonies in nearshore marine waters was largely unknown. This study identified a number of occurrences of this scleractinian coral located between Hillsboro Inlet and Port Everglades Inlet.