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

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lexID:
4047 
AphiaID:
207113 
Scientific:
Acropora elseyi 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Elseyi 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > elseyi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Brook, ), 1892 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Djibouti, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 16 Meter 
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 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-15 21:29:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Characters:
Colonies are shaped like fir trees, with bottlebrush-like radiating sub-branches increasing in length down main branches. The degree of branch development varies greatly with environment. Axial and radial corallites are similar. Both are small with thick rounded walls.

Colour: Yellow or cream with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common and may form extensive single species stands.

Similar species: Acropora carduus , Acropora longicyathus , Acropora subglabra

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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