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Acropora prolifera Fused staghorn coral

Acropora proliferais commonly referred to as Fused staghorn coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5245 
AphiaID:
288235 
Scientific:
Acropora prolifera 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Fused Staghorn Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > prolifera (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Belize, Canada , Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
up to 47.24" (120 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-10 20:27:55 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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(Lamarck, 1816)

Characters: Colonies are branching with compact, horizontally spread sub-branches occurring towards the extremities of main branches. Axial corallites are elongate. Radial corallites are tubular and irregular in length.

Colour: Tan or pale brown with white branch tips.

Habitat: Very shallow reef slopes and lagoon margins.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora cervicornis , Acropora palmata

Text source: Corals of the World by Charlie J.E.N. Veron

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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