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staghorn coral

Syllabification: stag·horn cor·al
Pronunciation: /ˈstaɡˌhôrn ˌkôrəl/

Definition of staghorn coral in English:

noun

A large stony coral with antlerlike branches.
  • Genus Acropora, order Scleractinia, in particular A. cervicornis
Example sentences
  • They are affected by coral bleaching, they're affected by crown-of-thorn starfish, and a lot of things that make coral reefs sick makes the staghorn coral sick first.
  • Likit Boonyasit, district fisheries expert for Bang Sapan Noi said according to a survey, the dive site near Talu and Sang Islands has a lot of sea animals such as staghorn coral, table coral, disc coral, sea anemones and feather stars.
  • I pick up a piece of coral with delicate branches, the Acropora or staghorn coral.

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