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Pocillopora ankeli

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Pocillopora ankeli. Indonesia. Corallite detail showing Corallites crowded on the verrucae. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4233 
AphiaID:
430671 
Scientific:
Pocillopora ankeli 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > ankeli (Species) 
Initial determination:
Scheer & Pillai, 1974 
Occurrence:
Bengalbukten, Det Indiske Hav, Filippinene, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Mikronesia, Ny Guinea, Papa Ny Guinea, Singapore, Solomonøyene, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Timor 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-18 19:43:50 

Captive breeding / propagation

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.

Husbandry

“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.

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