Acropora speciosais commonly referred to as staghorn coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 372 AphiaID: 430655 Scientific: Acropora speciosa German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Staghorn Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > speciosa (Species) Initial determination: (Quelch, ), 1886 Occurrence: American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cook Islands, Fiji, Flores, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna Sea depth: 3 - 35 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Easy to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Vulnerable (VU) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-09-02 22:58:34
Last edit: 2019-11-20 21:02:15
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Similar Species: Acropora echinata, which has smaller corallites and does not form compact cushions. See also A. granulosa.
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