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Goniastrea retiformis

Goniastrea retiformisis commonly referred to as Stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

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


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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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 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
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).

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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