Acanthastrea bowerbanki

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Acanthastrea bowerbanki
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Lobophylliidae
Genus: Acanthastrea
Species: A. bowerbanki
Binomial name
Acanthastrea bowerbanki
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851

Acanthastrea bowerbanki is a vulnerable species of coral found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is threatened by crown-of-thorns starfish predation and habitat loss.

Distribution[edit]

It is found in the waters of Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Wallis and Futuna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turak, E., Sheppard, C. & Wood, E. (2008). "Acanthastrea bowerbanki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 7 November 2009.