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Acropora efforescens

(Dana, 1846)

Plate Acropora, Efflo

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Maldives and Malaysia.

Natural Environment: Inhabits steep, somewhat deep reef slopes and usually seen at depths between 30 to 130 feet (10 - 40 m).

General Husbandry: Rarely seen in the trade and in the wild.

See Acropora aculeus for suggested aquarium husbandry.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, a grey, flat-like plate growth.

Occasionally bright purple specimens are offered in the trade.

Cultured specimens exist in the trade that exhibit bright colors, therefore ask under what conditions it was grown in, so you may adjust PAR to meet it needs.

 Acropora efforescens (Plate Acropora, Efflo)
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