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Montastraea cavernosa

Montastraea cavernosais commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3453 
AphiaID:
287962 
Scientific:
Montastraea cavernosa 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Montastraeidae (Family) > Montastraea (Genus) > cavernosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1767 
Sea depth:
0,5 - 113 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 200cm 
Temperature:
18°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-11 22:30:58 

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Montastrea cavernosa
Linnaeus, 1766

Montastraea cavernosa can be found in the tropical western Atlantic, from the Bahamas to the Caribbean and along the coast of Brazil to about Rio de Janeiro. In the Caribbean, it is one of the most important reef-building corals.

Class: Anthozoa (Anthozoa)
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: stony corals (Scleractinia)
Family: Faviidae
Genus: Montastraea
Species: Montastraea cavernosa

Initially this coral was incorrectly assigned as Diploastrea Heliopora since the corallit and the appearance are very similar. With the help of Detlef Klose we could correctly assign the coral, thank you for your support Detlef.

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