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Calcification rate data:
Note that only some of CoralNet's labels have rates provided, and many of those labels only have rates provided in one region.
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Rates are in units of kg CaCO3 m-2 yr-1. A rate above 0 means that the label's presence contributes to positive carbonate production (i.e., calcification). A rate below 0 means that the label's presence contributes to negative carbonate production (i.e., bioerosion).
CoralNet's calcification rates are derived from ReefBudget's data.
Characters: Colonies are arborescent, with cylindrical branches. They usually form thickets and may form single species stands over 10 metres across. In shallow water branches are short and compact, while in deeper water colonies have more open branches. Axial corallites are exsert. Radial corallites are tubular. They may be similar or varied in size, and uniformly or irregularly distributed. Colour: Usually cream, brown or blue, generally with pale branch ends. Similar Species: Acropora teres, A. abrolhosensis and A. copiosa. See also A. intermedia, which has rasp-like radial corallites and A. grandis. Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons. Abundance: Common and frequently a dominant species. Taxonomic Note: A species complex. See Wallace (1999) for taxonomic history. Formerly widely known as Acropora formosa this change is supported here in the interests of stability. Taxonomic References: Wallace (1999); Veron (2000a) as Acropora formosa; Wallace, Done and Muir (2012); Identification Guides: Randall and Myers (1983) as Acropora formosa; Veron (1986a) as Acropora formosa; Sheppard and Sheppard (1991) as Acropora formosa; Nishihira and Veron (1995) as Acropora formosa; Pillay, Terashima, Venkatasami et al. (2002) as Acropora formosa; Pichon, Benzoni, Chaineau et al. (2010); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);