Acanthastrea lordhowensis

Acanthastrea lordhowensis (en) Acans, Moon Coral
ClassificationAnimalia > Cnidaria > Anthozoa > Scleractinia > Mussidae > Acanthastrea
SpeciesAcanthastrea lordhowensis (Veron and Pichon, 1982)
Common names(en) Acans, Moon Coral
StatusNear Threatened IUCN Red List Link
Close relativesUnnamed
Distant relativesBlastomussa merletti
ColorPopular coral available in many patterns and colors (purple, red, blue, green and everything in between)
LightingLow to medium
FeedingReadily accept feedings of meaty foods
Water flowModerate to a medium high flow, no direct flow

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