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Acropora valenciennesi Stony corals

Acropora valenciennesiis commonly referred to as Stony corals. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
1775 
AphiaID:
206995 
Scientific:
Acropora valenciennesi 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Corals 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > valenciennesi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards, ), 1860 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indo Pacific, Papua New Guinea 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 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:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-08 14:45:04 

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Acropora valenciennesi
Milne Edwards and Haime, 1860

Infos from AIMS:

Characters: Colonies may be over 2 metres across and composed of fused cylindrical horizontal branches with upturned pointed ends. Colonies usually have a side attachment. Branches are widely spaced, equidistant and uniform in shape. Radial corallites are uniform, tubular, and neatly aligned along branches.

Similar Species: Acropora hoeksemai. See also A. acuminata, which has smaller, more compact branches and smaller corallites.


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