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Acropora orbicularis

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

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lexID:
4070 
AphiaID:
207027 
Scientific:
Acropora orbicularis 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Orbicularis 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > orbicularis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Brook, ), 1891 
Occurrence:
Australien, Great barrier reef, Papua NeuGuinea  
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-02-04 11:35:32 

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

Acropora orbicularis
Brook, 1892

Characters: Colonies are usually flat solid plates with well defined margins. Branchlets are short and usually conical except at the sides of colonies where they are inclined and may be only partly fused. Axial corallites are small or indistinguishable from radial corallites. Radial corallites are irregular in size, large and are not arranged in rows down the branchlets.

Colour: Uniform blue, cream or pink.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments exposed to strong wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora glauca , Acropora ocellata

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Brook¿s original description/specimens.

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