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Porites densa. Philippines. Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4191 AphiaID: 288897 Scientific: Porites densa German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Sten koraller SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > densa (Species) Initial determination: Vaughan, 1918 Occurrence: Australien, Filippinerne, Guam, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Koralhavet, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Salomonøerne, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vanuatu Size: bis zu 15cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 250 Liter Difficulty: Not for beginners 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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Created: 2012-03-11 20:44:14
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are hemispherical, less than 0.15 metres across, with an even surface.
Color: Cream, grey or brown.
Habitat: Back reef margins.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites echinulata, which has more widely spaced corallites and a columnar growth-form. The deeply excavated calices of P. densa are readily recognisable underwater. See also P. echinulata and Poritipora paliformis which have corallites of similar size.
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