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Stylophora wellsi

Stylophora wellsiis commonly referred to as stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

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.


Courtesy of the author Dr. Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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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 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
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
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More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-17 18:23:36 

Info

“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.

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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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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