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Symphyllia recta

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Symphyllia recta. Papua New Guinea. A large hemispherical colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4293 
AphiaID:
207399 
Scientific:
Symphyllia recta 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Sinuous Cup Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Symphyllia (Genus) > recta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Adenske golf, Andamanhavet, Australien, Bunaken, Filippinerne, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Koralhavet, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Oceanien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Øst Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 80cm 
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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-08 11:01:33 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical to flat. Valleys are 12-15 millimetres wide, and are highly sinuous. Polyp walls have a moderately thick fleshy appearance and usually have a groove along the top.

Colour: Brown, grey or green, either mottled or with walls and valleys of contrasting colours.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

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