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Acropora rudis Acropora rudis

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

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lexID:
4077 
AphiaID:
288241 
Scientific:
Acropora rudis 
German:
kleinpoylpige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Rudis 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > rudis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rehberg, ), 1892 
Occurrence:
Sri Lanka 
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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-05 09:39:30 

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

Acropora rudis
(Rehberg, 1892)

Characters: Colonies are composed of large, tapered, prostrate branches. Axial corallites are dome-shaped with small openings. Radial corallites occur only on the upper surfaces of branches; lower surfaces are smooth. They are of mixed sizes, the smallest are immersed, the largest are bead-like, up to 4 millimetres diameter. All corallites have small openings. The coenosteum is smooth and dense, composed of fine spinules without elaborated tips.

Colour: Uniform dark tan with pale branch tips.

Habitat: Shallow to deep rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon but conspicuous.

Similar species: Acropora hemprichii , Acropora variolosa

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace and Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999).

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