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Montipora spongodes

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Montipora spongodes. Mainland Japan. Encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4434 
AphiaID:
207135 
Scientific:
Montipora spongodes 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Storny Coral 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > spongodes (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Celebes Sea, Rapa, Niue, Lord Howe Island, Tansania, Somalia, Wallis and Futuna, Cebu, Laccadive Sea, Tuvalu, Réunion , Mayotte, Vietnam, Cambodia, Tokelau, Adengulfen, Andaman, Australia, Banda havet, Bunaken, Cook-Island, Det Indiske Hav, Fiji, Filippinene, Fransk Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indo-Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Johnston Atollen, Kenya, Korallhavet, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Maldivene, Marshalløyene, Mauritius, Mikronesia, Ny Caledonia, Ny Guinea, Palau, Papa Ny Guinea, Pitcairnøyene, Rødehavet, Samoa, Seychellene, Singapore, Solomonøyene, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinahavet, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuamoto øyene, Vanuatu 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 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:
2012-06-27 10:05:55 

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

Characters: Colonies have encrusting or laminar bases which may have rootlets. Plates have upward projecting ridges developing into columns. Corallites are widely spaced and immersed. The coenosteum has no elaborations. Verrucae commonly form on lower parts of colonies.

Colour: Uniform dark brown, green or grey.

Habitat: Mostly high latitude reefs and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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