The offspring of Astreopora cenderawasih are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora cenderawasih, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora cenderawasih, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Very spezial Thank to Lyndon DeVantier for the wonderful Pictures of Astreopora cenderawasih.
Distribution: Cenderawasih Bay, Papua 2006
Astreopora cenderawasih is a new species from West Papua.
We’ve seen some Astreopora species exhibit light tubular growth forms in aquariums but it’s nothing compared to Astreopora cenderawasih, a new species described from Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua, Indonesia.
A. cenderawasih is described as having a dendritic growth form and it was found growing in shallow sandy reef flat and upper reef slopes, between six and twenty feet deep (2-6 meters). The colonies of A. cenderawasih seen were mostly pale or dark brown but some were described as purple grey.
CARDEN C. WALLACE, EMRE TURAK & LYNDON DEVANTIER (2011): NOVEL CHARACTERS IN A CONSERVATIVE CORAL GENUS: THREE NEW SPECIES OF ASTREOPORA (SCLERACTINIA: ACROPORIDAE) FROM WEST PAPUA, JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 45:31-32, 1905-1924