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Acropora divaricata. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.
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lexID: 1340 AphiaID: 207106 Scientific: Acropora divaricata German: kleinpolpypige Steinkoralle English: Small Polyp Stone Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > divaricata (Species) Initial determination: (Dana, ), 1846 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Sudan , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Djibouti , Kuwait (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Sea depth: 5 - 25 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°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: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Similar Species: Acropora solitaryensis, which has more highly fused basal branches and A. natalensis which forms prostrate colonies. See also A. nasuta and A. stoddarti.
Acropora stoddarti Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Madrepora divaricata Dana, 1846
Madrepora scabrosa Quelch, 1886
Madrepora tenuispicata Studer, 1880
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > Acropora divaricata (Species)
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