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Goniastrea retiformis

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Goniastrea retiformis. Seychelle Islands. A small massive colony in shallow water. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
2835 
AphiaID:
207461 
Scientific:
Goniastrea retiformis 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > retiformis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
Australien, Great barrier reef, Indonesien, Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Seychellerne 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, fytoplankton, 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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2009-06-19 13:52:49 

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

Goniastrea retiformis
(Lamarck, 1816)

Characters: Colonies are massive, hemispherical, flat or columnar, and commonly over one metre across. Corallites are four to six sided. Long and short septa clearly alternate and are thin and straight with well developed thin paliform lobes.

Colour: Uniform cream or pale brown, occasionally brown, pink or green.

Habitat: Sometimes a dominant species of intertidal habitats.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Goniastrea minuta

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wijsman-Best (1972), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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