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lexID: 1322 AphiaID: 207046 Scientific: Acropora microphthalma German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Small Staghorn Species Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > microphthalma (Species) Initial determination: (Verrill, ), 1870 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Eritrea , Sudan American Samoa, Australia, Chile, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Sea depth: 5 - 25 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 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: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Similar Species: Acropora microphthalma is readily confused with other Acropora if these develop staghorn-like growth-forms. It is closest to A. copiosa and sturdy forms of A. parilis, the latter being distinguished by having widely spaced, elongate radial corallites. See also A. horrida, A. vaughani and A. exquisita.
Synonym: Acropora inermis (Brook, 1891)
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