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Acropora downingi Acropora downingi

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Acropora downingi (c) “From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

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lexID:
4044 
AphiaID:
288199 
Scientific:
Acropora downingi 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Downingi 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > downingi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wallace, 1999 
Occurrence:
Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
9.84" - 39.37" (25cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , 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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-01-31 18:11:50 

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Characters: Colonies are tables, usually side-attached, generally with horizontal radiating anastomosing branches becoming highly fused at the centre of large colonies. Branchlets may have upturned ends although they are seldom vertical. Axial corallites are small. Radial corallites are of mixed sizes and crowded, with sharp-edged nariform openings.

Colour: Brown, grey or green, often with pale margins.

Habitat: Shallow margins of fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora clathrata


Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wallace (1999). Additional identification guide: Carpenter et al. (1997, as Acropora clathrata).

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