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Goniastrea peresi

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Goniastrea peresi. Red Sea. A small massive helmet-shaped colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
2739 
Scientific:
Goniastrea peresi 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > peresi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Faure & Pichon, ), 1978 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Rødehavet 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, fytoplankton, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2009-02-22 13:59:45 

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

Goniastrea peresi
(Faure and Pichon, 1978)

Characters: Colonies are encrusting and helmet-shaped, with neatly scalloped lower margins. Corallites are angular and characteristically aligned in short shallow radiating valleys at the colony margin. Septa are strongly beaded. A small neat paliform crown is usually present. Budding is both intra- and extratentacular.

Colour: Pinkish-tan.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Favites abdita , Goniastrea aspera , Goniastrea palauensis

Taxonomic note: Previous authors have placed this species in Favites. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983, as Favites peresi). Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Coles (1996), (both as Favites peresi).

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