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Acropora

Acropora digitifera

(Dana, 1846)

Plate Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow wave washed back reef margins and usually seen at depths between 3 to 40 feet (1 - 12 m).

General Husbandry: See Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry, except for swifter water movement - WM 3 and brighter light, PAR 450+.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: A plate-like growth with upward growing finger-like projections and usually reddish-brown with blue or white axial corallites in the wild.

If cultured specimens have intense colors/different than in the wild, ask under what conditions it was grown in so you may continue to see it maintain its health/colors.

 Acropora digitifera (Plate Acropora)
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 Acropora digitifera (Plate Acropora)
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