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Noble Staghorn Coral

Acropora nobilis

Staghorn corals are perhaps the best known and most easily recognised of all corals. They are fragile and easily broken, and thus are responsible for most coral cuts amongst reef walkers. The Noble Staghorn has long, thick branches, usually brown, cream, yellow, or sometimes blue or green in colour. Colonies may form extensive thickets in protected reef areas.

Common in reef habitats across northern Australia, south to Flinders Reef, Queensland, extending within the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to French Polynesia.

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