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Mussismilia hispida

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Mussismilia hispida. Brazil. Variation in corallite structure and colour. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4314 
Scientific:
Mussismilia hispida 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Mussidae (Family) > Mussismilia (Genus) > hispida (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Verrill, 1901) 
Occurrence:
Caribien, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
CITES:
Appendix II 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-04-15 14:19:04 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Verrill, 1902

Characters: Colonies are massive, less than 0.5 metres across and usually flattened. Corallites are rounded, with thick walls, and are 10-15 millimetres diameter. Septa of living colonies have rounded, bead-like dentations.

Colour: Browns and greys, usually with differently coloured corallite walls and centres, commonly with radial stripes.

Habitat: Shallow water, tolerant of turbid environments.

Abundance: Common.

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