Acropora plantagineais commonly referred to as Acropora plantaginea. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Acropora plantaginea are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Acropora plantaginea, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Acropora plantaginea, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are small and caespitose or corymbose, forming compact bushes. Axial corallites are dome-shaped and short but conspicuous. Radial corallites are thick walled, short and mostly appressed but sometimes becoming elongate tubes on the sides of branches.
Colour: Yellow-brown, blue and pink.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Acropora secale
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: LamarckÂ¿s original description/specimens.