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Acropora hoeksemai Stony Coral


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lexID:
1827 
AphiaID:
288208 
Scientific:
Acropora hoeksemai 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > hoeksemai (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wallace, 1997 
Occurrence:
Indonesia, Philippines 
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 
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:
2007-05-08 14:10:31 

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Infos from AIMS:
Characters: Colonies may be over 2 metres across, composed of irregularly fused horizontal branches, with upturned pointed ends except at the colony perimeter. Colonies usually have a side attachment. Branches are irregularly spaced. Radial corallites are uniform, tubular, and neatly aligned along branches. Colour: Cream or pale brown.

Similar Species: Acropora valenciennesi, which has a more uniform appearance with neatly arranged, larger and more widely spaced branches. Acropora yongei has similar corallites. See also A. acuminata and A. indonesia.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > Acropora hoeksemai (Species)

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