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Acropora hemprichii Acropora hemprichii


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lexID:
4061 
AphiaID:
288207 
Scientific:
Acropora hemprichii 
German:
Hemprichs Geweihkoralle, Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Hemprichii 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > hemprichii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ehrenberg, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Madagascar, Red Sea 
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)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-03 14:30:48 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Acropora hemprichii
(Ehrenberg, 1834)

Characters: Colonies consist of open thickets of sturdy prostrate to upright branches. They are frequently over 2 metres across and may form extensive single species stands. Axial corallites are dome-shaped and incipient axial corallites are common. Radial corallites are large and conical. They are irregularly spaced and have thick smooth walls. The coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Commonly brown or pinkish brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora parahemprichii , Acropora rudis , Acropora variolosa

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Scheer and Pillai (1983), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).

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