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Ctenactis crassa


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lexID:
1287 
AphiaID:
288875 
Scientific:
Ctenactis crassa 
German:
Pilzkoralle 
English:
Mushroom Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Ctenactis (Genus) > crassa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Australien, Great barrier reef, Papua NeuGuinea , Ækvator 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-09 22:32:11 

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Characters: Polyps are elongate, with an axial furrow extending almost to the polyp ends. Several mouths are arranged along the axial furrow but do not occur outside the furrow.
Colour: Pale brown.
Habitat: Reef slopes protected from strong wave action and on sandy floored reef lagoons.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar species: Ctenactis echinata
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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