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Montipora gaimardi


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lexID:
3609 
AphiaID:
287708 
Scientific:
Montipora gaimardi 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > gaimardi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Japan 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-04-05 10:19:27 

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Montipora gaimardi
Bernard, 1897

Description: Colonies have encrusting bases and branches which may be open or form a compact clump. The coenosteum forms a complex of fine ridges. Corallites are both in and between these ridges.
Color: Brown or green, sometimes with pale branch tips.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Montipora cactus and M. australiensis, neither of which have corallites in and between coenosteum ridges. See also M. hispida.

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