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Astreopora suggesta. Red Sea. Corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4166 Scientific: Astreopora suggesta German: großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Astreopora suggesta Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > suggesta (Species) Initial determination: Wells, 1954 Occurrence: Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet Size: bis zu 50cm Temperature: 24°C - 27°C Food: Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 100 Liter Difficulty: medium 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.”
Characters: Colonies are hemispherical with small, widely spaced corallites raised on mounds that may be of different shapes. Calices average one millimetre diameter. Septa are in two irregular cycles. Coenosteum papillae are short and blunt.
Colour: Brown with pale corallites.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Astreopora gracilis
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).
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