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lexID: 5435 AphiaID: 288247 Scientific: Acropora simplex German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Acropora Simplex Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > simplex (Species) Initial determination: Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998 Occurrence: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor, Western Pacific Ocean Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 109.99 gal (~ 500L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown 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:
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Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998
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Wallace and Wolstenholme, 1998
Colonies are flat plates commonly over one metre across and consist of flattened branches that are either radiating or irregular. Axial and incipient axial corallites are long and tubular. Radial corallites are widely spaced, irregular in size and shape and face different directions. They are scattered evenly over branch surfaces.
Colour: Tan, usually with pale branch ends.
Habitat: Protected reef slopes.
Similar species: Acropora elegans
Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace and Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999).
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