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Porites aranetai. Vietnam. Surface of a submassive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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Profile lexID: 4167 AphiaID: 288887 Scientific: Porites aranetai German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > aranetai (Species) Initial determination: Nemenzo, 1955 Occurrence: Andaman, Filippinene, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sydkinahavet, Taiwan, Timor Size: bis zu 50cm Temperature: 22°C - 28°C Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys Tank: ~ 150 Liter Difficulty: Vanskelig CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
"Description: Colonies are encrusting with a smooth or nodular surface forming short branches. The septal pattern is highly variable.
Color: Mottled green or pale cream.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Locally common.
Similar Species: Porites lichen, which commonly has corallites aligned in rows. Corallites are similar to those of P. lutea and P. cocosensis."
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