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Acropora kirstyae Hard coral, stony coral


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lexID:
2160 
AphiaID:
288215 
Scientific:
Acropora kirstyae 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Hard Coral, Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > kirstyae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron & Wallace, 1984 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, The Ryukyu Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna 
Sea depth:
10 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 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:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-15 21:34:43 

Captive breeding / propagation

Acropora kirstyae is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Acropora kirstyae, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

Infos from AIMS Website:

Characters: Colonies are caespitose thickets, composed of masses of fine branches with frequent sub-branches and incipient axial corallites. Radial corallites are tubular and appressed, except near branch tips and irregular in size and shape. They may have flaring lips near branch tips.

Similar Species: Acropora exquisita, which has thicker branches and more elongate radial corallites.

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