Acropora sirikitiaeis commonly referred to as Staghorn coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8565 AphiaID: 718780 Scientific: Acropora sirikitiae German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Staghorn Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > sirikitiae (Species) Initial determination: Wallace, Phongsuwan & Muir, 2012 Occurrence: Thailand, the Andaman Sea Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Zooxanthellae / Light Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 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 in this lexicon:
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Wallace, Phongsuwan & Muir, 2012
Very special thanks for the first photo of Acropora sirikitiae to Dr. Paul Muir, the acting curator for corals at the Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ),
This species was found at Huyong Island, Surin Islands and Similan Island, Andaman Sea, Thailand and was named in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Queen Regent of Thailand.
Acanthaster planci is praying upon Arcopora species and environmental pollution and rising water temperatures threaten these corals.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > Acropora sirikitiae (Species)
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