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Acropora

Acropora bifurcata

Nemenzo, 1971

Plating Acropora Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Seychelles Islands, Indonesia, and the Philippines to Palau.

Natural Environment: Inhabits upper reef slopes and seen at depths between 3 - 85 feet (1 - 25 m).

General Husbandry: Not normally collected for the trade.

Yet should it become available, see Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry, except for swifter water movement - WM 3.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: Usually takes horizontal seafan or somewhat flattened bowl shapes, and is an uncommon species in the wild.

If cultured specimens have intense colors, ask under what PAR conditions it was grown in, so that you may continue to see it maintain its health/colors!

 Acropora bifurcata (Plating Acropora Coral)
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