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Porites negrosensis

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Porites negrosensis. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. A large colony of laminae and branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4206 
AphiaID:
288910 
Scientific:
Porites negrosensis 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > negrosensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1990 
Occurrence:
Filippinerne, Guam, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Malaysia, Mikronesien , Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Timor 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 350 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2012-03-14 20:55:59 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 1990

Description: Colonies are clumps of anastomosing contorted branches. Large colonies may develop basal laminae. Corallites are widely spaced and conspicuously excavated. The coenosteum is fine.
Color: Pale brown or grey.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments where diversity is high.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites rugosa. See also P. nigrescens, which has less excavated corallites. Resembles the acroporid Montipora porites underwater.

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