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Pectinia africanus

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Pectinia africanus. Tanzania. A well developed colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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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
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-12 19:46:32 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2002

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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Pectinia lactuca

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