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Acroporidae 2 species (4 shells in total)

Phylum   : Cnidaria
 Class    : Anthozoa 
  Subclass : Hexacorallia 
   Order    : Scleractinia 
    Family   : Acroporidae 

Common name : staghorn coral

Aspect : elongated polyps reminiscent of deer antlers or fingers

Feeding : zooplankton, small fish, nutrients from algae living in symbiosis

Environment : shallow reefs

Acropora cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816)

Acropora cervicornis

Acropora humilis (Dana, 1846)

Acropora humilis
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