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Pocillopora indiania

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Pocillopora indiania. Seychelle Islands. Colonies have cylindrical branches that are closely compacted. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4235 
AphiaID:
289249 
Scientific:
Pocillopora indiania 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > indiania (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Réunion , Tansania, Comores, Mayotte, Madagaskar, Mauritius, Seychellene 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Middels 
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 20:10:36 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Description: Colonies are commonly over one metre across and are hemispherical in shape. They are composed of straight radiating cylindrical branches which divide infrequently. Branches are usually compact. Verrucae are elongate and project outwardly or upwards.
Color: Brown with pale tips.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Pocillopora capitata, which has irregular branches. See also P. eydouxi which has flattened awl-shaped branches.

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