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 ...
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
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 ...
Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) is a large, branching coral with thick and sturdy
antler-like branches. Colonies are fast growing: branches increase in length by ...
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 ...
Staghorn coral is a branching coral with cylindrical branches ranging from a few
centimeters to over 6.5 feet (2 m) in length. This coral exhibits the fastest growth ...
Dec 9, 2012 ... Acropora... the crown jewel of the SPS world. One thing to note right away is that
this is one of the more challenging types of coral. They tend to ...
Descriptions and articles about the Staghorn Corals, scientifically known as
Acropora in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary;