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Acropora simplex

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lexID:
5435 
AphiaID:
288247 
Scientific:
Acropora simplex 
German:
Acropora simplex 
English:
Acropora Simplex 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > simplex (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wallace & Wolstenholme, 1998 
Occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam, Australien, Filippinerne, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Marshall øerne, Mikronesien , Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Singapore, Thailand, Timor, Vestlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
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
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-05-09 19:04:28 

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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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora elegans

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wallace and Wolstenholme (1998), Wallace (1999).

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