Staghorn coral – (BENTHIC-coral) See facts

Name of animal-plant: Staghorn coral

Species name: Acropora cervicornis

Animal type: BENTHIC

Subcategory: coral



All animals and plants are given a species name based on a technical term in biological taxnomy. The species name consists of two words and is based on Latin.


The first part of the name identifies the genus to which the species belongs and  the second part identifies the species within the genus. In this animals case it is: Acropora cervicornis