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Montipora spongiosa

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lexID:
10939 
Scientific:
Montipora spongiosa 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > spongiosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ehrenberg, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eritrea, Tansania, Israel, Somalia, Djibouti, Jordan, Sudan, Iran, Adenske golf, Egypten, Madagascar, Rødehavet, Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Temperature:
°C - 27°C 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, Dissolved inorganic substances, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Difficulty:
medium 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-07-29 16:13:35 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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(Ehrenberg, 1834)

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

Characters: Colonies are clumps of irregularly contorted or flattened branches which may fuse. Corallites usually have a prominent lower lip and are deep and conspicuous. There is no development of papillae or other ornamentation.

Colour: Pale brown.

Similar Species: Montipora kellyi, which has branches which do not fuse and corallites which do not have a prominent lower lip.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes locally common.

Taxonomic Note: Sometimes difficult to distinguish from non co-occurring species with similar growth form, f.e. Porites spongiosa Ehrenberg, 1834

Synonym:
Porites spongiosa Ehrenberg, 1834

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > Montipora spongiosa (Species)

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