original description (ofMadrepora spectabilis Brook, ) Brook G () Preliminary descriptions of new species of Madrepora in the collections of the British. Finger Staghorn Coral Acropora humilis at Animal-World includes cluster coral information, live coral care and coral pictures. Range Description: This species is found in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, the south-west and northern Indian Ocean, the central Indo-Pacific, Australia.

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This page was last edited on 21 Augustat The Finger Staghorn Coral A. Madrepora guppyi Brook, synonymy.

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It is mainly cream, blue, brown or purple in colour and the branches have cream or blue tips.

Finger Staghorn Coral, Acropora humilis, Cluster Coral Information and Coral Pictures

The zooxanthellae live inside the tissues of the coral and provide the coral with food, which it produces through photosynthesis and therefore requires sunlight. Wallace ; Scleractinia of eastern Australia.


No it was colony size before, ill dig out a before and after pic later, but yes very slow grower but if you think how thick the branches are I suppose it makes sense Connor.

Staghorn coral Acropora nobilis. Elkhorn coral Acropora palmata. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. I love the coral ire arrangement of them just not to sure about the growth.

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The exception to this would be hhmilis your system has an incredible filtration system and the Acros are at least 10″ away from other corals such as zoanthids, large polyp stony LPS corals, and other invertebrates.

Acropora species constituted 13 percent of the global coral trade between and These corals are restricted to shallow, tropical, marine environments. Propagation is rather simple for Acropora corals.

Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. Acropora gemmiferawhich has small axial corallites and radial corallites increasing in length down branches.

The three species, A. Satomi’s pygmy seahorse Hippocampus satomiae. Then, simply cut a branch at least 2″ long and glue the frag to a plug or rock. There will be larger branches mixed in with smaller ones.


Streams of pinkish eggs are released from corallites on the sides of branches, to be fertilized by sperm released from other polyps at the same time.

Emperor angelfish Pomacanthus imperator. The species is found in digitate colonies of thick tapering branches.

Click on species authorities and references for relevant details. Be the first to add a story! Acropora corals are some of the largest, most contributing corals for reef formations in the world.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Acropora humilis (Dana, )

Staghorn coral Acropora formosa. Ive experience with humilus as well but not sure what images I have at present.

Acropora species are the most abundant coral of most reefs in the Indo-Pacific 3. Radial corallites tend to be of varying length, about 2 mm wide, and occur in rows.


Zooplankton Floating or weakly swimming animals, many of them microscopic, that drift with water currents, particularly near the surface of the sea. Axial corallite outer diameter 2.