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Acropora millepora (Staghorn coral)

Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore, Planktivore
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Reef, Coastal

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Symbiodinium microadriaticum (zooxanthellae)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Astreopora gracilis (Starflower coral)1
Goniastrea pectinata (Lesser star coral)1
Lobophyllia corymbosa (brain root coral)1
Platygyra daedalea (maze brain coral)1
Pocillopora elegans (Cauliflower coral)1

Predators

Chaetodon auriga (Cross-stripe butterfly)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Halofolliculina corallasia <Unverified Name>[3]
Shelter for 
Gobiodon unicolor[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Central Indo-Pacific;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Cairns S.D., Hoeksema B.W. & van der Land J., 2007, URMO: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms in Catalog of Life 2011
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 animaldiversity.org 2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 4INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION AND COEXISTENCE IN A GUILD OF CORAL-DWELLING FISHES, PHILIP L. MUNDAY, GEOFFREY P. JONES, AND M. JULIAN CALEY, Ecology, 82(8), 2001, pp. 2177–2189
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011