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).

 

Acropora divaricata

5 Nov
Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora divaricata

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Blue-tipped Acropora

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

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes, lagoons, and fringing reefs

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

Habitat : karimunjawa National Park

Acropora digitifera

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora digitifera

Authority: (Dana, 1846)

Common Name: Plate Acropora

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

Natural Environment: Wave washed back reef margins

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). A plate-like growth requiring medium light and moderate water movement with occasional water surges. Often has purple tips.

Habitat: Karimunjawa National Park

Acropora azurea

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Species Name: Acropora azurea

Authority: Veron & Wallace, 1984

Common Name: Sky Blue Coral

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Western Australia

Natural Environment: Upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 – 28°C). Clump-like with small branchlets and usually light blue color. Requires strong light and excellent water movement. Rarely seen in the trade.

Habitat : Karimunjawa National Park

Acropora aspera

5 Nov

Family: Acroporidae

Colonies are subcorymbose with short thick branches. Redial corallites are of two sizes, are crowded and have prominent lower lips giving a scale-like appearance. Colour: commonly pale blue-grey, green or cream; less commonly bright blue. Abundance: Abundant on reef flats and shallow lagoons. Uncommon on exposed upper reef slopes and deep water (Veron, 1986).

Habitat: Karimunjawa National Park

Coral

5 Nov

Fauna Aves

1 Nov