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Porites furcata

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Porites furcata. Caribbean. A compact colony in an intertidal rock pool. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4201 
AphiaID:
288902 
Scientific:
Porites furcata 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > furcata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lamarck, 1816 
Occurrence:
Caribien, Caribien, Dominikanske republik, Mexikanske golf 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 350 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
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-13 17:40:49 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Lamarck, 1816

Description: Colonies are compact branches with flattened tops. Corallites are deeply excavated. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.
Color: Uniform grey-brown.
Habitat: Shallow to mid-slope reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: See taxonomic note. Porites porites has thicker corallite walls and smaller pali, but these distinctions are minor.

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