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Montipora meandrina

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Montipora meandrina. Red Sea. Large colony showing upgrowths. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4335 
AphiaID:
207188 
Scientific:
Montipora meandrina 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > meandrina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ehrenberg, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Adenske golf, Indonesien, Madagascar, Papua NeuGuinea , Sulawesi, Sumatra, Timor 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-04-21 15:10:30 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies are small, usually less than 0.2 metres across. The surface is covered with contorted, irregular, large verrucae. These verrucae are not fused into any pattern. Corallites are small.

Colour: Pale brown or pink. Polyps are the same colour as the verrucae or are brightly coloured.

Habitat: Shallow reef edges.

Abundance: Common in the Red Sea, rare in Papua New Guinea.

Similar species: Montipora danae

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