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Stylophora wellsi

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Stylophora wellsi. Red Sea. The edge of a reef flat showing S. wellsi (pale cream, centre) with Pocillopora verrucosa (lower left and right). Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4224 
AphiaID:
206977 
Scientific:
Stylophora wellsi 
German:
Fingerkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Stylophora (Genus) > wellsi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Scheer, 1964 
Occurrence:
Adenske golf, Madagascar, Rødehavet 
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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-03-17 18:23:36 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Scheer, 1964

Description: Colonies usually consist of clumps of short knobby branches up to 40 millimetres thick with blunt ends. Corallites are crowded and immersed to conical, with hoods often facing different directions. They have small style-like columellae, six primary septa and rudimentary secondary septa. The coenosteum is covered by coarse spinules.
Color: Uniform cream.
Habitat: Found only in shallow water exposed to wave action.
Abundance: Uncommon except on the edge of reef flats exposed to wave action.
Similar Species: Stylophora pistillata, which forms thicker, larger branches on exposed reef flats and occurs in a wide variety of other environments.

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