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Astreopora gracilis


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lexID:
4160 
AphiaID:
207124 
Scientific:
Astreopora gracilis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Gracilis 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > gracilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1896 
Occurrence:
Northern Mariana Islands, Djibouti, Nauru, Wallis and Futuna, Kiribati, Yemen, Eritrea, India, Jordan, Vietnam, Sudan, Israel, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Tuvalu, Cambodia, Adenske golf, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Juleøerne, Kina, Koralhavet, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu  
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-25 11:31:47 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

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

Astreopora gracilis
Bernard, 1896

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are immersed to conical or tubular, usually face different directions and are of mixed sizes, giving a chaotic appearance. The coenosteum is covered with papillae that are inclined on the surface.

Colour: Pale cream, green or brown.

Habitat: A wide range of environments, especially in shallow turbid water.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Astreopora myriophthalma

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > Astreopora gracilis (Species)

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Lamberts (1982), Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Randall and Myers (1983), Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).


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