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Porites somaliensis. Seychelle Islands. Characteristically knobby surface of a massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4214 AphiaID: 207244 Scientific: Porites somaliensis German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Sten koraller SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > somaliensis (Species) Initial determination: Gravier, 1910 Occurrence: Adenske golf, Juleøerne, Seychellerne Size: 25 cm - 50 cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 500 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: 2012-03-15 18:27:32
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are massive, hemispherical, with a knobbly surface and may be several metres across.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Rare, except at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll.
Similar Species: Porites stephensoni, which has similar but smaller corallites. Calice characters are closest to P. lutea.
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