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Acropora

Acropora azurea

Veron & Wallace, 1984

Blue Coral, Acropora azurea

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Western Australia.

Natural Environment: Inhabits upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action.

General Husbandry: See Acropora nana for husbandry care, as this species, A. azurea, Veron & Wallace, 1984 appears to have been relisted as A. nana, (Studer, 1877).

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, forms clump-like growths with small branchlets and is usually light blue.

 Acropora azurea (Blue Coral, Acropora azurea    )
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