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Montipora aspergillus

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Montipora aspergillus Type specimen (Courtesy of MTQ). Showing whole colony. Red Sea Photograph: Veron archives

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Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien Image detail


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lexID:
12149 
AphiaID:
287692 
Scientific:
Montipora aspergillus 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Montipora Aspergillus 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > aspergillus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, DeVantier & Turak, 2000 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Wallis and Futuna, Brunei Darussalam, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Amerikansk Samoa, Andaman, Australia, Bangladesh, Cook-Island, Det Indiske Hav, Fiji, Filippinene, Fransk Polynesia, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Papa Ny Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomonøyene, Sri Lanka, Sydkinahavet, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Middels 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-21 17:42:24 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Montipora aspergillus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Montipora aspergillus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Montipora aspergillus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Characters: Colonies are clumps of highly contorted, irregularly fused branches. Corallites are of medium size and are clearly visible. The coenosteum is covered with fine papillae. Septa are in two distinct cycles.

Colour: Creamy-brown.

Similar Species: Skeletal detail is close to that of Montipora informis, otherwise it resembles the other species of this group. See also M. echinata and M. pachytuberculata.

Habitat: Shallow semi-sheltered reef slopes.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Taxonomic References: Veron (2000a); Veron (2002a);

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