Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816)
Fused staghorn coral
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Family:  Acroporidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Colonies are branching with compact, horizontally spread sub-branches occurring towards the extremities of main branches. Axial corallites are elongate while radial corallites are tubular and irregular in length. Color can either be tan or pale brown with white branch tips.
Biology:  Zooxanthellate (Ref. 116012). Very shallow reef slopes and lagoon margins (Ref. 846).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:  M: Ref. 846; O: Refs. 86439, 846.

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 17.08.17

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