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Goniastrea ramosa

Goniastrea ramosais commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

Goniastrea ramosa. Indonesia. A small colony on a sheltered reef flat. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
1259 
AphiaID:
288028 
Scientific:
Goniastrea ramosa 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > ramosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-08 14:24:38 

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

Goniastrea ramosa
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies are small irregular clumps of branches, usually less than 0.3 metres across. Corallites are angular, with thick rounded walls. The ends of branches are ragged, being primarily composed of exsert costae. Septa are in two alternating orders and have large dentations. Columellae are small and compact. Paliform lobes form a distinct crown.

Colour: Uniform cream or brown.

Habitat: Reef flats sheltered from strong wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Australogyra zelli , Goniastrea retiformis

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Goniastrea ramosa. Indonesia. A small colony on a sheltered reef flat. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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