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Profile lexID: 3179 AphiaID: 289807 Scientific: Dichocoenia stokesii German: Karibische Hirnkoralle English: Elliptical Star Coral Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Meandrinidae (Family) > Dichocoenia (Genus) > stokesii (Species) Initial determination: Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 Occurrence: , Ecuador , Puerto Rico , Cuba , Venezuela , Panama Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Dominikanske republik, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Vestlige Atlanterhav Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: 20°C - 28°C Food: fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton Tank: ~ 200 Liter Difficulty: Easy CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2010-05-15 13:25:33
Last edit: 2010-05-15 13:25:33
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Dichocoenia stokesii is a coral found in the Caribbean. The distinctive character of this kind is shown in usually oval polyps (Corallites) which protruding conspicuously on the surface between the "Coenesteum. The individual polyps are clearly separated from each other, the gap is "grainy", not smooth.
The coral has been listed in CITES Appendix II below, as in the Red List VU.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Meandrinidae (Family) > Dichocoenia (Genus)
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