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lexID: 4048 AphiaID: 430644 Scientific: Acropora fastigata German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Acropora Fastigata Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > fastigata (Species) Initial determination: Nemenzo, 1967 Occurrence: Indonesia, Philippines 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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-01-31 19:38:04
Last edit: 2012-01-31 19:38:04
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are small clumps of a few very elongate branches. Each branch consists of a single upright axial corallite which has a thick base and is tapered. The distal tips of axial corallites are smooth and devoid of radial corallites. Below the tip, small radial corallites form a closely encrusting collar. Larger colonies usually have numerous incipient axial corallites.
Colour: Tan, with pale axial corallites.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Acropora multiacuta
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Nemenzo (1967).
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