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Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn coral)

Wikipedia Abstract

The staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) is a branching, stony coral with cylindrical branches ranging from a few centimetres to over two metres in length and height. It occurs in back reef and fore reef environments from 0 to 30 m (0 to 98 ft) depth. The upper limit is defined by wave forces, and the lower limit is controlled by suspended sediments and light availability.
View Wikipedia Record: Acropora cervicornis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acropora cervicornis


Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgii[2]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Corycaeus amazonicus[2]
Corycaeus subulatus[2]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona oculata[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus crassirostris[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Undinula vulgaris[2]


Attiliosa nodulosa (Abbreviated coral snail)[3]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[2]
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)[2]
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)[2]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[2]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[2]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[2]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[3]
Entomacrodus nigricans (Pearl Blenny)[2]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[3]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[2]
Phragmatopoma caudata[2]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[2]
Stegastes planifrons (Yellow damselfish)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dierenpark Emmen
Florida Aquarium
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Impact of coral predators on tropical reefs, Randi D. Rotjan, Sara M. Lewis, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 73–91, 2008
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