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Acropora elegantula

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Acropora elegantula (c) “From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

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lexID:
4045 
AphiaID:
430643 
Scientific:
Acropora elegantula 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Elegantula 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > elegantula (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ortmann, ), 1889 
Occurrence:
Sri Lanka 
Size:
25 cm - 100 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
nourriture ultra fine, plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-01-31 18:45:40 

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Characters: Colonies are corymbose clumps of prostrate branches, except those from reef flats which have thickened upright branchlets. Horizontal branches are thin, spreading and laterally fused. The undersurfaces of branches are usually devoid of corallites. Upward projecting branchlets are irregularly spaced. Axial and incipient axial corallites are well defined.

Colour: Grey with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora aculeus , Acropora elseyi

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Ortmann¿s original description/specimens.

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