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Acropora

Acropora spicifera

(Dana, 1846)

Plate Acropora

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits reef slopes and seen at depths between 3 to 150 feet (1 - 45 m).

General Husbandry: Not collected for the trade.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Acroporidae

    Genus: Acropora

FYI: In the wild, usually found in plate-like growths that are mostly grey or green and having a white border on its surrounding edge.

Shown here for identification only.

 Acropora spicifera (Plate Acropora)
Photo © Wayne Shang
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