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Acropora variolosa Acropora variolosa

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

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lexID:
4087 
AphiaID:
430657 
Scientific:
Acropora variolosa 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Variolosa 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > variolosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Klunzinger, ), 1879 
Occurrence:
Madagascar, Red Sea 
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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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-05 10:45:04 

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

Acropora variolosa
(Klunzinger, 1879)

Characters: Colonies consist of open thickets of sturdy tapered upright branches. Axial corallites are large and dome-shaped. Radial corallites are of mixed sizes, the largest being tubular and exsert, with thick walls and small openings. The coenosteum is fine.

Colour: Brown-purple with pale tips.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora hemprichii , Acropora rudis

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wallace (1999).




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