Acropora (Acropora digitifera)

AttributeValue
FamilyAcroporidae
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
GenusAcropora
Type Acropora digitifera is typically found on intertidal reef flats and on the back margins of reefs where the waves wash across the reef structure. It has been recorded to depths of 12 metres (1).More >>Species found in a similar habitatSatomi's pygmy seahorse(Hippocampus satomiae)Freckled guitarfish(Rhinobatos lentiginosus)Netfin grouper(Epinephelus miliaris)
DietAnthozoa
Conservation StatusAcropora biology
Colour Like many corals
Skin Type staghorn corals have a special symbiotic relationship with algae
Favourite Food called zooxanthellae. The algae gain a safe
Average Litter Size while the coral receives nutrients produced by the algae through photosynthesis. While
Main Prey on average
Predators a zooxanthellate coral can obtain around 70 percent of its nutrient requirements from zooxanthellae photosynthesis
Special Features the coral may also feed on zooplankton (3). Staghorn corals are reef-building or a˜hermatypica™corals
Habitat stable environment within the coral's tissues