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Acropora meridiana Stoney Hard Coral

Acropora meridianais commonly referred to as Stoney Hard Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
1514 
AphiaID:
430649 
Scientific:
Acropora meridiana 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stoney Hard Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > meridiana (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Brook, ), 1893 
Occurrence:
Papua New Guinea, Philippines 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-08 14:49:09 

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Characters:
Colonies consist of a tangle of branches which are usually twisted into irregular shapes. Branchlets are uncommon. Axial corallites are tubular; incipient axial corallites occur irregularly. Radial corallites are irregular and immersed to tubular, giving branch surfaces a rough appearance. Colour: Grey or tan.

Similar species: None.


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