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Pectinia africanus. Tanzania. A well developed colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4298 AphiaID: 763554 Scientific: Pectinia africanus German: großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > africanus (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: Adenske golf, Indiske ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Salomonøerne, Seychellerne, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Øst Afrika Size: 20 cm - 30 cm Temperature: 23°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)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are usually less than 0.3 metres across and hemispherical or flattened. Valleys are contorted but mostly extend from the colony centre towards the periphery. Walls are short, sometimes with short spires. Columellae are weakly developed. Septa are smooth or have small teeth.
Colour: Green and grey with valleys and walls commonly of contrasting colours.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Pectinia lactuca
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