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Acropora rufa


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lexID:
4078 
AphiaID:
288242 
Scientific:
Acropora rufa 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Rufa 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > rufa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Israel, Sudan, Djibouti, Yemen, Suez-Kanal, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Jordan, Adenske golf, Egypten, Rødehavet, Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 10 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, Dissolved inorganic substances, Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-03-03 21:06:15 

Captive breeding / propagation

Acropora rufa is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Acropora rufa, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

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

Acropora rufus
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies have widely spaced, tapered upright branches with irregular side branches projecting almost perpendicularly. Axial corallites are dome-shaped and prominent. Incipient axial corallites occur irregularly and are long and tapered. These intergrade with radial corallites which are also widely spaced and tapered. All corallite openings are small and have weakly developed septa. The coenosteum is fine, giving branches a smooth appearance.

Colour: Reddish-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora tortuosa , Acropora vaughani

Synonym: Acropora rufus (Veron, 2000)

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

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