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Lithophyllon scabra

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Fungia scabra. Tanzania. Septa may form irregular patterns in turbid environments. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
1662 
AphiaID:
716611 
Scientific:
Lithophyllon scabra 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Corals 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Lithophyllon (Genus) > scabra (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Döderlein, ), 1901 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Australien, Great barrier reef, Papua NeuGuinea  
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 13cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Last edit:
2018-01-25 13:45:58 

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

Fungia scabra
Döderlein, 1901

Characters: Polyps are usually circular, flat or arched. Septa are thin with fine conical or granular teeth. Small tentacular lobes may be present. Costae are fine. There are no pits between the costae. Septa may form irregular patterns in turbid environments.

Colour: Usually brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Rare.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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