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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


Attiliosa nodulosa (Abbreviated coral snail)[2]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[2]
Stegastes planifrons (Yellow damselfish)[2]

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 2Impact of coral predators on tropical reefs, Randi D. Rotjan, Sara M. Lewis, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 367: 73–91, 2008
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