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Acropora palmata Acropora palmata, Elkhorn Coral

Acropora palmatais commonly referred to as Acropora palmata, Elkhorn Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Acropora palmata

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lexID:
4072 
AphiaID:
288227 
Scientific:
Acropora palmata 
German:
kleinpoylpige Steinkoralle, Elchgeweihsteinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Palmata, Elkhorn Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > palmata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Grenada, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Critically endangered (CR) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-12-10 12:06:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Acropora palmata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Acropora palmata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Acropora palmata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Acropora palmata
(Lamarck, 1816)

Characters: This species forms the largest colonies of all Acropora (commonly 4 metres across, 2 metres high, with bases 0.4 metres thick) with parallel, obliquely inclined, very thick tapered branches. Branches are horizontally flattened towards their extremities. Corallites are tubular and irregular in length. Axial corallites, if formed at all, are indistinct.

Colour: Tan or pale brown with white axial corallites.

Habitat: Shallow outer reef slopes exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Usually common and conspicuous.

Similar species: Acropora prolifera

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Cairns (1982), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

External links

  1. Acropora Palmata Corals Are Much Older Than We Thought (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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