Acropora (Acropora divaricata)

AttributeValue
FamilyAcroporidae
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
GenusAcropora
Type and is quite often the dominant coral species. It is particularly common on reef fronts and slopes
Diet in lagoons and on fringing reefs. It is found between depths of 5 and 25 metres
Size with colonies becoming flatter in shape with depth (1). More >>Species found in a similar habitatStaghorn coral(Acropora dendrum)Fleshy artichoke coral(Acanthastrea maxima)Greasy grouper(Epinephelus tauvina)
HightAnthozoa
Skin TypeAcropora biology
Favourite Food Like many corals
Average Litter Size called zooxanthellae. The algae gain a safe
Main Prey stable environment within the coral's tissues
Predators while the coral receives nutrients produced by the algae through photosynthesis. While
Special Features on average
Habitat staghorn corals have a special symbiotic relationship with algae