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Porites stephensoni

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Porites stephensoni. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. General appearance of corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4215 
AphiaID:
288915 
Scientific:
Porites stephensoni 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > stephensoni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Crossland, 1952 
Occurrence:
Australien, Bengalske golf, Fiji, Filippinerne, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Koralhavet, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu  
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-15 18:45:13 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Crossland, 1952

Description: Colonies are encrusting, hemispherical or columnar and are usually less than 0.1 metre across.
Color: Cream or brown.
Habitat: Reef flats.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites murrayensis.

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