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Acropora variabilis Acropora variabilis


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lexID:
4086 
AphiaID:
207028 
Scientific:
Acropora variabilis 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Variabilis 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > variabilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Red Sea, the Seychelles 
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:
2012-02-05 10:40:28 

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

Acropora variabilis
(Klunzinger, 1879)

Characters: Colonies form compact irregular or digitate bushes. Axial corallites are small. Radial corallites are usually a mixture of sizes and are short and appressed with slightly nariform openings.

Colour: Dark proximal parts of branches and paler distal parts.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora lianae , Acropora valida

Taxonomic note: This poorly known species was considered a synonym of Acropora valida by Veron and Wallace (1984). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983).

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