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Acropora palmata


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lexID:
4072 
AphiaID:
288227 
Scientific:
Acropora palmata 
German:
kleinpoylpige Steinkoralle, Elchgeweihsteinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Palmata, Elkhorn Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > palmata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Columbia, the Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, Panama, Barbados, Costa Rica, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Guadeloupe, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Britiske Jomfruøer, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Honduras, Martinique, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Critically endangered (CR) 
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Last edit:
2017-12-10 12:06:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Acropora palmata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Acropora palmata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Acropora palmata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

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

Acropora palmata
(Lamarck, 1816)

Characters: This species forms the largest colonies of all Acropora (commonly 4 metres across, 2 metres high, with bases 0.4 metres thick) with parallel, obliquely inclined, very thick tapered branches. Branches are horizontally flattened towards their extremities. Corallites are tubular and irregular in length. Axial corallites, if formed at all, are indistinct.

Colour: Tan or pale brown with white axial corallites.

Habitat: Shallow outer reef slopes exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Usually common and conspicuous.

Similar species: Acropora prolifera

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Cairns (1982), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

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