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Acropora speciosa staghorn coral


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lexID:
372 
AphiaID:
430655 
Scientific:
Acropora speciosa 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Staghorn Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > speciosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quelch, ), 1886 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cook Islands, Fiji, Flores, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna 
Sea depth:
3 - 35 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton 
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:
2019-11-20 21:02:15 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Similar Species: Acropora echinata, which has smaller corallites and does not form compact cushions. See also A. granulosa.

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