Acropora selago (Studer, 1878)
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Family:  Acroporidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 10 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Biology:  Depth range values based on occurrence records (Ref. 98622). A wide variety of environments from exposed upper reef slopes to turbid lagoons (Ref. 846). Also in subtidal protected reef slopes and patch reefs in lagoons (Ref. 98471). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Bato-David, Elizabeth - 07.01.15

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