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Acropora florida

(Dana, 1846)

Flat Branched Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef environments, usually just below low tide levels, and seen to depths of about 100 feet (30 m).

General Husbandry: See Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, usually massive growths consisting of thick and somewhat flattened branches and common in shallow reef environments.

Cultured specimens exist in the trade that exhibit bright colors, therefore ask under what PAR conditions it was grown in, so you may continue to see it maintain its health/colors!

 Acropora florida (Flat Branched Acropora)
Photo © Franck Meri
Acropora elseyi Acropora formosa
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