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Goniopora polyformis

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Goniopora polyformis. Location blank. The growth-form is typically irregularly encrusting.

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lexID:
4030 
AphiaID:
288278 
Scientific:
Goniopora polyformis 
German:
Margeritenkoralle 
English:
Goniopora Polyformis 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > polyformis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Zou, 1980 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Arafura hav, Filippinerne, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Mikronesien , Singapore, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Thailand 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-06-19 21:17:42 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Goniopora polyformis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Goniopora polyformis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Goniopora polyformis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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

Description: Colonies are encrusting with contorted upgrowths. Corallites are irregular in shape and have thin walls. Septa are numerous and even.
Color: Brown or grey, usually with white oral cones.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Rare.
Similar Species: Goniopora fruticosa, which has smaller corallites and a distinctive colouration

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