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Astreopora moretonensis. Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia. Colony forming short branches and tubes. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4164 AphiaID: 287947 Scientific: Astreopora moretonensis German: großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Astreopora Moretonensis Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > moretonensis (Species) Initial determination: Veron & Wallace, 1984 Occurrence: Australien, Great barrier reef Size: bis zu 50cm Temperature: 24°C - 26°C Food: Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 100 Liter Difficulty: Average CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron and Wallace, 1984
Characters: Colonies are laminar or encrusting, sometimes with irregular tubes or columns on the upper surface and rootlets on the lower surface. Corallites are mostly immersed but may be conical on convex surfaces. The coenosteum is smooth.
Colour: Cream or brown.
Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.
Abundance: Rare in the tropics but common in subtropical localities of eastern Australia.
Similar species: Astreopora incrustans
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).
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