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Pleuractis granulosa


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lexID:
4264 
AphiaID:
716549 
Scientific:
Pleuractis granulosa  
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Pleuractis (Genus) > granulosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Klunzinger, ), 1879 
Occurrence:
Australia, Filippinene, Great Barrier Reef, Papa Ny Guinea 
Size:
bis zu 14cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
dyreplankton, Plankton, planteplankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 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)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2017-01-29 22:06:06 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Pleuractis granulosa are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pleuractis granulosa , please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pleuractis granulosa , 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.”

Fungia granulosa
Klunzinger, 1879

Characters: Polyps are circular, up to 135 millimetres diameter and flat or with a central arch. Septa are thick and wavy, with finely granulated margins. Tentacular lobes are wide, causing the wavy shape of the septa. Costae are fine. The undersurface has pits between the costae.

Colour: Usually brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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