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Pectinia pygmaeus

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Pectinia pygmaeus. Papua New Guinea. Corallite centres can be seen at the base of branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4255 
AphiaID:
763795 
Scientific:
Pectinia pygmaeus 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > pygmaeus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-03-25 17:53:02 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Description: Colonies are thickets of spire-like branches. Branches are twisted and tapered and form sub-branches at obtuse angles. Corallite centres occur primarily where branches divide. All corallite structures are fine.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Lower reef slopes, especially in turbid water.
Abundance: Locally common.
Similar Species: Pectinia teres and P. elongata, both of which have similar growth-forms where colonies consist primarily of spires, but both have much larger skeletal structures. From a distance may be mistaken for finely branched Seriatopora (Pocilloporidae).

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