Acropora prolifera, the fused staghorn coral, is a branching, colonial, stony coral found in shallow parts of the Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas and southern Florida.
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Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Acropora prolifera - Fused staghorn coral
It has been confirmed by genetic studies that this this is a hybrid between the two other Atlantic Acropora species. It is retained here as a ‘species’ because of ...
Status : accepted: Record status : Added by Database Management Team: Rank : Species: Parent : Acropora Oken, 1815: Sources : basis of record: S.D.Cairns, B.W ...
Contributors. American Fisheries Society. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora Second Edition.
Family: Acroporidae Common Name: Fused Staghorn Coral Scientific Name: Acropora prolifera. Natural Habitat: Very shallow reef slopes and lagoon margins.
Acropora prolifera (Lamarck, 1816) Colonies are branching with compact, horizontally spread sub-branches occurring towards the extremities of main branches.
Off the southern tip of Bonaire, snorkelers found numerous colonies of Acropora prolifera (Fused staghorn coral), a hybrid of staghorn and elkhorn corals.