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Acropora

Acropora microphthalma

(Verrill, 1859)

Staghorn

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits upper reef slopes and also seen in turbid water and sandy lagoons usually 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: A stout branching form of Acropora found in turbid waters, and usually pale grey, sometimes pale brown or green.

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 microphthalma (Staghorn)
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