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Porites astreoides


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lexID:
4186 
AphiaID:
288889 
Scientific:
Porites astreoides 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > astreoides (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lamarck, 1816 
Occurrence:
Panama, French Guiana, Cuba, Costa Rica, São Tomé e Principé, The Gulf of Guinea, Guatemala, Venezuela, Suriname, Columbia, Jamaica, Afrika, Bahamas, Belize, Canada , Caymanøyene, Dominikanske Repuplikk, Florida, Honduras, Karibien, Mexico (Øst Pacific), Mexicogulfen, Nicaragua , USA, Vest-Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Vanskelig 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-10 16:36:33 

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

Description: Colonies are generally massive but are often encrusting. They are usually small but may be several metres across. The surface is usually lumpy but is sometimes smooth or nodular. Tentacles are commonly extended during the day.
Color: Usually bright yellow to dull grey-brown, sometimes green.
Habitat: All reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Porites branneri and calilces characters are similar to P. colonensis

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