elkhorn coral

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Related to Acropora palmata: Acropora cervicornis, staghorn corals

elk·horn coral

(ĕlk′hôrn′)
n.
A large reef-building coral (Acropora palmata) of the Caribbean Sea and nearby waters, having broad flat branches that resemble an elk's antlers.
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Staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816), and elkhorn coral Acropora palmata (Lamarck, 1816), in particular, have undergone a precipitous decline that has culminated in these species being listed as threatened under the U.
A vast array of corals, fish and invertebrate species can be found amongst the reef including, the IUCN critically endangered Elkhorn coral, Acropora Palmata.
In lab tests with seawater modified to reflect conditions expected later this century, sperm of the elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, fertilized eggs 13 percent less often on average compared with sperm in today's seawater, says Rebecca Albright of the University of Miami.
Elkhorn coral, known as Acropora palmata, is recognized as a critical reef-building species that once dominated tropical coral reef ecosystems.
Crest: dominated by Acropora palmata (with large sizes) and Millepora complanata.
Elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, was one of the first corals listed under the U.
1995) el aspecto general de estos parches es muy similar, presentando una cobertura coralina entre 20 y 45% del sustrato duro, y la dominancia de Millepora complanata, Acropora palmata, Porites astreoides y Diploria strigosa.
protegidos del oleaje predominante (grupos F4 y F5), de lagunares de Acropora palmata mas expuestos al oleaje (grupo F6) y de muy expuestos al oleaje como los perifericos de barlovento (grupo G).
The isolates used were collected from Acropora palmata corals infected with white pox disease from the locations of the Florida Keys, Mexico, the U.
Larval settlement preferences and post-settlement survival of the threatened Caribbean corals Acropora palmata and A.