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Mussismilia braziliensis

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Mussismilia braziliensis. Brazil. The common appearance of a massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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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
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-15 13:42:37 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Verrill, 1867

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.

Abundance: Common.

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