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Profile lexID: 1236 AphiaID: 288344 Scientific: Echinopora mammiformis German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Echinopora Mammiformis Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > mammiformis (Species) Initial determination: (Nemenzo, ), 1959 Occurrence: Australien, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Papua NeuGuinea , Vestlige Indiske ocean Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 24°C - 27°C Food: fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 100 Liter Difficulty: Average CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Description: Colonies are commonly over 5 metres across and are composed of contorted branches and flat plates. Rarely submassive. Corallites are conical, 7-10 millimetres diameter. The coenosteum is smooth or nearly so. Costae are smooth or slightly beaded. Columellae are twisted into a spiral.
Similar Species: Echinopora horrida and E. gemmacea may both have similar growth-forms but both have spines down their costae and a spiny coenosteum.
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