Acropora austerais commonly referred to as Stony Coral, Staghorn Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Acropora austera are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Acropora austera, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Acropora austera, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Similar Species: Acropora austera does not closely resemble any other species but its wide range of growth-forms sometimes makes it difficult to identify. See A. florida, A. wallaceae and A. lovelli.