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Acropora

Acropora grandis

(Brook, 1892)

Acropora Grandis, Great Staghorn Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits protected lagoons and usually seen at depths between 15 to 85 feet (5 - 25 m).

General Husbandry: See Acropora aculeus for suggested aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, has a cluster-like growth and usually darkish reddish brown with pale branch tips, yet also seen in various colors of blue, purple and green, all with pale branch tips.

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 grandis (Acropora Grandis, Great Staghorn Coral)
Photo © Frank Walker
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