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Montipora florida

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Montipora florida. Philippines. Upright whorls. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4354 
AphiaID:
287706 
Scientific:
Montipora florida 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > florida (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1967 
Occurrence:
Bunaken, Filippinene, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Singapore, Solomonøyene, Sulawesi, Sydkinahavet, Thailand, Timor 
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)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-27 19:59:30 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1967

Characters: Colonies are composed of thin, unifacial laminae usually forming upright whorls. These whorls may be over one metre high and may cover a large area. They fall over at the slightest touch. The coenosteum is rough with small papillae. Most corallites are embedded; others are tiny and often inclined irregularly on tuberculae.

Colour: Pale brown or greenish.

Habitat: Shallow turbid environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montipora capricornis , Montipora foliosa

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