Acropora retusais commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 1905 AphiaID: 430653 Scientific: Acropora retusa German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > retusa (Species) Initial determination: (Dana, ), 1846 Occurrence: Madagascar, South-Africa Size: up to 7.87" (20 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:
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Created: 2006-04-09 14:30:34
Last edit: 2007-05-08 14:01:21
Infos from AIMS:
Characters: Colonies are flat plates with short thick digitate branchlets. Corallites have thick rounded walls and wide openings. Axial corallites are indistinct. Radial corallites are appressed, becoming nariform near branch ends.
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