The offspring of Pocillopora ankeli are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pocillopora ankeli, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pocillopora ankeli, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Scheer and Pillai, 1974
Description: Colonies are small and compact with short knobby branches. Verrucae are small and crowded. Corallites are crowded on verrucae.
Color: Dark rust-brown or greenish-brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common on exposed reef fronts.
Similar Species: Pocillopora meandrina, which has less crowded corallites and more upright branches. See also P. kelleheri.