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Mussismilia braziliensis. Brazil. The common appearance of a massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4312 AphiaID: 290421 Scientific: Mussismilia braziliensis German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Mussismilia (Genus) > braziliensis (Species) Initial determination: (Verrill, ), 1868 Occurrence: Brasilien Size: 800 cm - 1000 cm Temperature: 21°C - 28°C Food: fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 500 Liter Difficulty: Average CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are massive, usually forming large domes on reef tops. Corallites are cerioid, tightly compacted, irregular in shape and 8-10 millimetres diameter. Septa of living colonies have rounded, bead-like dentations.
Colour: Various combinations of blue-grey, green and yellow.
Habitat: Shallow or subtidal reef environments.
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