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Acropora

Acropora sarmentosa

(Brook, 1892)

Acropora sarmentosa

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Papua New Guinea, Philippines, north to Southern Japan, and south to Australia, Palau, Tonga, and New Caledonia.

Natural Environment: Inhabits upper reef slopes and lagoons and generally seen at depths between 10 to 65 feet (3 - 20 m).

General Husbandry: See Acropora abrolhosensis for suggested aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: A heavily branching stubby Acropora in the wild that is generally a dull greenish grey or brown with pale brown or orange 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 sarmentosa (Acropora sarmentosa)
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Acropora robusta Acropora schmitti
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