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Oculina valenciennesi

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Oculina valenciennesi ©2010 Guido & Philippe Poppe - www.poppe-images.com/

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lexID:
5230 
AphiaID:
287101 
Scientific:
Oculina valenciennesi 
German:
Kleinpolypische Steinkoralle 
English:
Ivory Tree Coral 
Category:
SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Oculinidae (Family) > Oculina (Genus) > valenciennesi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1850 
Occurrence:
Panama, Haiti, Columbia, Venezuela, Bahamas, Dominikanske Repuplikk, Honduras, Karibien, Mexico (Øst Pacific), USA 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Vanskelig 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-04 21:52:38 

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We extend special thanks to Philippe & Guido T. Poppe von Poppe Images, Marine Iconography of the Philippines Archipelago who provided this excellent photo.

Characters: Colonies are thickets of pencil-thick branches. Corallites are widely spaced, up to 4 millimetres diameter. Septa are in two alternating cycles and form a paliform crown. Costae form fine striae over the coenosteum surface.

Colour: Yellow.

Habitat: Shallow rock substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Source Corals of the World by Charlie J.E.N. Veron

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