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Mussismilia harttii

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Mussismilia harttii. Brazil. This species forms very distinctive phaceloid colonies. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4313 
AphiaID:
290422 
Scientific:
Mussismilia harttii 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Mussismilia (Genus) > harttii (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Verrill, ), 1868 
Occurrence:
Caribien, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
21°C - 28°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 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 14:06:05 

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Characters: Colonies have tubular (phaceloid) “From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Verrill, 1868

Characters: Colonies have tubular (phaceloid) corallites and are corallites and are often over one metre across. Individual corallites or small groups of corallites are usually not connected or have dead basal connections and are readily broken apart and scattered. Corallites are rounded, averaging 15-20 millimetres diameter and vary in shape as illustrated. Septa of living colonies have rounded, bead-like, dentations.

Colour: Mostly bluish-grey.

Habitat: Shallow turbid reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

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