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Acropora pharaonis Acropora pharaonis


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lexID:
4073 
AphiaID:
207059 
Scientific:
Acropora pharaonis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Pharaonis 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > pharaonis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards, ), 1860 
Occurrence:
Kuwait, Djibouti, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Sudan, Eritrea, (the) Maldives, Comores, Egypt, Fiji, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Quatar, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tansania, the Seychelles, Vanuatu, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-04 12:08:08 

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

Acropora pharaonis
(Milne Edwards and Haime, 1860)

Characters: Colonies are large horizontal tables or irregular clusters of horizontal or upright interlinked contorted branches. Branches are pointed and have short branchlets which link main branches. Axial corallites are small and incipient axial corallites are abundant giving branches a spiky surface. Radial corallites are appressed, with nariform openings.

Colour: Grey-brown, usually with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Sheltered reef slopes.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Acropora clathrata , Acropora parapharaonis , Acropora plumosa

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > Acropora pharaonis (Species)

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


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