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Coeloseris mayeri

5 Nov

Family: Agariciideae

Species Name: Coeloseris mayeri

Authority: Vaughan, 1918

Common Name: Boulder Coral

Range: Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and East Africa

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef areas

Aquarium Suitability: Has a temperature range of 73 to 81°F (23 – 27°C).

Acropora tenuis

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora tenuis

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Purple Tipped Acropora

Range: Western Pacific Ocean including the Great Barrier Reef

Natural Environment:

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). Clump-like, and sometimes has brightly colored purple tips. Requires excellent light and good water surges.

Acropora selago

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora selago

Authority: (Studer, 1878)

Common Name: Plate Acropora

Range: Widespread in Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes to turbid lagoons

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora secale

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora secale

Authority: (Studer, 1878)

Common Name: Purple Tipped Acropora

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes and outer reef flats

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora sarmentosa

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora sarmentosa

Authority: (Brook, 1892)

Common Name: Acropora Coral

Range: Western & Central Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes and lagoons

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). A heavily branching stubby Acropora.

Acropora robusta

5 Nov

Family : Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora robusta

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Acropora Coral

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean/Red Sea/East Coast of Africa

Natural Environment: Shallow reef slopes and lagoons experiencing good wave action

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora pulchra

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora pulchra

Authority: (Brook, 1891)

Common Name: Staghorn

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef

Natural Environment: Shallow back reef margins

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). A branching Acropora found in shallow back reef areas. Similar to A. formosa. Mostly a dark brown, sometimes with pale blue tips.

Acropora palifera

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora palifera

Authority: (Lamarck, 1816)

Common Name: Cats Paw Acropora

Range: Western Pacific including the Great Barrier Reef

Natural Environment: Wide range of environments

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). More an encrusting type Acropora, however, it can have some upward growing wide and flattened branches. Mostly a pale brown or cream color.

Acropora nobilis

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora nobilis

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Staghorn Coral

Range: Western Pacific to Eastern Africa

Natural Environment: Deep sandy lagoons to upper reef slopes

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora nasuta

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora nasuta

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Purple/Blue-Tipped Acropora

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora millepora

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora millepora

Authority: (Ehrenberg, 1834)

Common Name: Plate Acropora

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Shallow reef flats, and sometimes in lagoons and upper reef slopes

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C

Acropora lovelli

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora lovelli

Authority: Veron & Wallace, 1984

Common Name: Cats Paw

Range: Southeast Australia

Natural Environment: Shallow protected lagoons

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora loripes

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora loripes

Authority: (Brook, 1892)

Common Name: Bush Acropora

Range: Central Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). Exhibits a bushy growth and generally inhabits upper reef slopes in the central Indo-Pacific……Mostly a pale brown

Acropora latistella

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora latistella

Authority: (Brook, 1891)

Common Name: Table-top Acropora

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Shallow turbid reef flats

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora hyacinthus

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae
Common Name: Plate Coral
Scientific Name: Acropora hyacinthus

  • Natural Habitat: Outer reef flats, upper reef slopes
  • Description: Wide, flat, thin tables with fine structure
  • Natural Color: Uniform green, cream, brown with or without pink or blue margins

Acropora humilis

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora humilis

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Purple/Pink Acropora

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef, New Guinea

Natural Environment: Inhabits exposed upper reef slopes and reef flats

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora horrida

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora horrida

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Blue Staghorn

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef, New Guinea

Natural Environment: Turbid water around fringing reefs

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C)

Acropora granulosa

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora granulosa

Authority: (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1860)

Common Name: Plating Acropora Coral

Range: Western Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Protected upper reef slopes

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora formosa

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora formosa

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Acropora Formosa

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean to the East Coast of Africa

Natural Environment: Reef slopes and lagoons

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).

Acropora echinata

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora echinata

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Thorny Staghorn Coral

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean: Australia, Marshall Islands to Samoa

Natural Environment: Protected reef environments in clear water

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C).