any of several stony corals of the genus Acropora, having the skeleton branched like the antlers of a stag.
The staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) is a branching, stony coral with
cylindrical branches ranging from a few centimetres to over two metres in length
Staghorn corals are among the fastest growing corals on reefs, and are excellent
reef-builders. The name Acropora literally means a porous stem or branch, but ...
The age of first maturity of most reef building corals is typically three to eight
years (Wallace 1999) and therefore we assume that average age of mature ...
33 percent of coral species are already listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List
. Staghorn CoralS and Climate Change. Better to burn out than to pHade away ...
Thanks to a scientific petition the Center submitted, elkhorn and staghorn corals
gained federal legal protection in 2006, becoming the first species to be listed ...
No one knows for sure how many kinds of staghorn corals there are, but
scientists estimate there may be nearly 400 species. And only scientists can tell
Descriptions and articles about the Staghorn Corals, scientifically known as
Acropora in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary;
Final recovery plan published in Mar 2015. Staghorn coral, like many corals,
receive most of their energy and oxygen from symbiotic organisms called ...