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Favia fragum

Favia fragumis commonly referred to as Stony Coral, star coral,golfball coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
2077 
AphiaID:
207432 
Scientific:
Favia fragum 
German:
Hirnkoralle, Kleine Sternkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral, Star Coral,golfball Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Favia (Genus) > fragum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Esper,), 1795 
Sea depth:
0,2 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2021-02-09 16:39:24 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Favia fragum (Esper, 1795)

Characters: Colonies are small (usually less than 50 mm across) and hemispherical to encrusting. Corallites have very variable shapes ranging from immersed to conical (plocoid) to tubular (subphaceloid) and may be circular with one mouth, to elongate with many mouths. Encrusting colonies in intertidal habitats may be submeandroid. Spherical colonies with unrestricted growing space commonly develop tubular corallites. Corallites or valleys are seldom more than 5 millimetres across. Whatever the corallite shape, the walls are neatly rounded. Septo-costae are exsert and evenly spaced.

Colour: Usually tan to light orange-brown with pale green tentacles. Walls and calices may have contrasting colours.

Habitat: Intertidal rock pools and shallow reef environments.

Synonymised names:
Astraea fragum (Esper, 1795) (previous combination)
Madrepora fragum Esper, 1795

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
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Favia fragum. Brazil. Variation in corallite shape and colour. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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