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Astreopora explanata

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Astreopora explanata

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Courtesy of the author Nick Chapman, Chaloklum Diving – Koh Phangan – Thailand Image detail


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lexID:
10383 
Scientific:
Astreopora explanata 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Astreopora explanata 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > explanata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1985 
Occurrence:
Australien, Indo Stillehavet, Sydlige Stillehav, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
12 - 25 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 200cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 300 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-01-26 11:56:09 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Astreopora explanata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora explanata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora explanata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Astreopora explanata Veron, 1985

Many thank to the Photographer Nick Chapman for the wonderful picture of Astreopora explanata.

Astreopora is a genus of stony corals in the Acroporidae family. Members of the genus are commonly known as star corals.
Members of this genus occur in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific. They are widespread but not particularly common and are a reef building species.

Members of this genus mostly form dome-shaped or rounded heads but sometimes have leaflike extensions, be encrusting or form plates, vases and branches.They are much larger than members of the genus Montipora.

Original description
Veron JEN (1985) New records from Australian coral reefs. Records Western Australian Museum 12: 147-183.

Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > Astreopora explanata (Species)


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