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Acanthastrea echinata


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lexID:
1325 
AphiaID:
207384 
Scientific:
Acanthastrea echinata 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Purple Bullseye 
Category:
LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Acanthastrea (Genus) > echinata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Tuvalu, Laccadive Sea, Celebes Sea, Adengulfen, Australia, Banda havet, Bunaken, Fiji, Filippinene, Fransk Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Korallhavet, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Maldivene, Mauritius, Mikronesia, Ny Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papa Ny Guinea, Rødehavet, Seychellene, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinahavet, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
dyreplankton, Plankton, planteplankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
Middels 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-12-11 21:20:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

Acanthastrea echinata is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Acanthastrea echinata, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World

Description: Colonies are encrusting to massive and are rarely over one metre across. Corallites are cerioid or subplocoid, circular and have thick walls. Septa have long pointed teeth. Colonies have thick fleshy tissue over the skeleton which usually forms concentric folds.
Color: Uniform or mottled dull brown, grey or green, but sometimes brightly coloured.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon, but by far the most common Acanthastrea on tropical reefs.
Similar Species: Acanthastrea subechinata and A. brevis. See also A. hemprichii. Skeletons may be confused with those of the faviids Favites abdita or F. flexuosa, but underwater they do not resemble faviids because of the fleshy polyps.

Other species:
Acanthastrea bowerbanki
Acanthastrea brevis
Acanthastrea echinata
Acanthastrea faviaformis
Acanthastrea hemprichii
Acanthastrea hillae
Acanthastrea ishigakiensis
Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Acanthastrea maxima
Acanthastrea regularis
Acanthastrea rotundoflora
Acanthastrea subechinata

Classifcation: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Acanthastrea (Genus) > Acanthastrea echinata (Species)



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Husbandry know-how of owners

Rohleder am 09.11.12#3
> Was aber im Lexikon bei den Acanthastrea aus meiner Sicht leider nicht
> erwähnst wird, ist die hohe Aggression dieser Korallen. Siehe Foto. In meinen
> Becken bekämpfen diese Korallen alles was in ihrer Nachbarschaft steht.
> Sie machen auch vor Hydnophora nicht halt. Habe selbst schon Ricordea´s
> und Sympodium durch diese Korallen verloren obwohl sie ca. 5-8 cm davon
> entfernt standen. Aber es sind natürlich auch schöne " Hingucker".

mail-to-nico am 19.05.10#2
Leicht zu halten, wenig empfindlich... aber ein regelrechtes Nesselmonster! Hat mir letzte Nacht mind. 3 Ricordea weggezaubert. *heul

pinitri am 18.12.09#1
Eine sehr dankbare leicht zu haltende Koralle die sich sehr aufpumpen kann.
Sie sitzt bei mir im unteren Bereich und nesselt relativ stark.
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