Route Edition - Limited Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition EE
R66 Turquoise Stratapora
Acropora prostrata
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established March 29th 2015

RE - R66 Turquoise Stratapora Acropora - Exclusive Edition
R66 Turquoise Stratapora Route Edition Route 66 Marine Seed Colony Closeup Image.
Turquoise Blue Colored Coral with both Prostrata and Millepora Characteristics.
Corallite Edges Form Scales and are Colored Bright Turquoise Blue.
Bushy Polyps have an Extended Turquoise Blue White Colored Tentacle.
Image Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

What does the word Stratapora mean ? It was a construct that Reeffarmers decided would best describe this coral. The word is formed from the second syllables in the species names Pro-strata and Mille-pora (strata-pora). Reeffarmers spent some time trying to determine if this was a brilliantly colored Acropora prostrata or A. millepora. The coral exhibits both traits. Upper right branches in the above image have A. prostrata characteristics including uniform corallite size and spacing between corallites. Lower left branches exhibit A. millepora characteristics with varying corallite sizes and very densely packed corallites.

This brilliantly turquoise blue colored coral also has turquoise blue colored polyps that are bushy with a brightly colored extended tentacle. Route 66 Marine originally reffered to this coral as an Acropora prostrata and Reeffarmers was calling this coral the True Turquoise Prostrata for awhile. We eventually however noticed the A. millepora like charcateristics of some branches. The seed imaged above is the only seed for this coral and that means distribution will be limited.

Reeffarmers is currently maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. We do not know of any original parent fragments of this coral that survived the closing of Route 66 Marine. We are assuming that the coral died there during the heat and system problems in the spring of 2015.

Our system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In this captive reef the coral is positioned to receive strong to moderate light and moderate to strong water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold to Bruce Siddall. Suggested list price on March 29th 2015 was $145 for a small fragment.

R66 Turquoise Stratapora EE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on March 29th 2015

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