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Podabacia crustacea

Podabacia crustaceais commonly referred to as stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 400 Liter is recommended.


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

Podabacia crustacea. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Forming an exceptionally large stand of tiered plates. Photograph: Charlie Veron


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

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lexID:
4253 
AphiaID:
207364 
Scientific:
Podabacia crustacea 
German:
Tellerkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Podabacia (Genus) > crustacea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Size:
30 cm - 70 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 400 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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-25 14:13:14 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Pallas, 1766

Description: Colonies are attached, encrusting or laminar, unifacial, and may form tiers. A central corallite is sometimes distinguishable; peripheral corallites are exsert and inclined towards the plate margins.
Color: Tan or dark brown. Septo-costae are cream, often with pale margins.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Lightly calcified Sandalolitha robusta is structurally similar, but is not attached to the substrate.

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Podabacia crustacea. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Forming an exceptionally large stand of tiered plates. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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