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Porites nigrescens

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Porites nigrescens. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Common appearance of a small colony in shallow water. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4204 
AphiaID:
207234 
Scientific:
Porites nigrescens 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > nigrescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dana, 1848 
Occurrence:
Adenske golf, Australien, Bengalske golf, Fiji, Filippinerne, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Koralhavet, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Oceanien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu  
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-14 20:10:39 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Description: Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Concave calices give the surface a pitted appearance. Tentacles are frequently extended during the day.
Color: Brown or cream.

Habitat: Common on lower reef slopes and lagoons protected from wave action.

Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which is usually found in the same habitat where it has less excavated corallites and thicker branches. See also P. negrosensis and P. rugosa.

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