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Porites latistella

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Porites latistella. Papua New Guinea. Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4227 
AphiaID:
288906 
Scientific:
Porites latistella 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > latistella (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quelch, 1886 
Occurrence:
Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Oceanien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu , Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-18 14:12:39 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Quelch, 1886

Description: Colonies are thin basal laminae and twisted flattened branches. Corallites are aligned in irregular rows along the branches.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites sillimaniana. Corallites are similar to those of P. cylindrica.

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