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Porites vaughani

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Porites vaughani. Papua New Guinea. Detail of P. vaughani (below) and P. lichen (above). Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4217 
AphiaID:
288918 
Scientific:
Porites vaughani 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > vaughani (Species) 
Initial determination:
Crossland, 1952 
Occurrence:
Andamanhavet, Australien, Bengalske golf, Bunaken, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Koralhavet, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Oceanien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Tahiti, Taiwan, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu  
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
~ 28°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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-15 19:10:56 

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

Description: Colonies are encrusting, laminar or form columns. Corallites are widely spaced and separated by ridges. They are uniform in size within the same colony; those of colonies from exposed upper reef slopes are relatively small.
Color: Usually pale cream, pink or brown but may be bright green or purple.
Habitat: A wide range of environments.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites annae and P. lichen.

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