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Montipora incrassata

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Montipora incrassata. Vanuatu. Corallite detail showing immersed, tubular and 'nariform' shapes. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4351 
AphiaID:
287714 
Scientific:
Montipora incrassata 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > incrassata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Jarvis Island, Tuvalu, Brunei Darussalam, Kingman Reef, Vietnam, Maumere, Howland Island, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Myanmar, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna, Midway Islands, Bakers Island, Nauru, Palmyra Atoll, Chile, Admiralty Islands, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Australien, Bunaken, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Great barrier reef, Hawaii, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Johnston Atollen, Kina, Koralhavet, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Oceanien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Pitcairns øgruppen, Rodrigues, Ryukyu øerne, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vanuatu , Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, Dissolved inorganic substances, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-09-09 22:54:10 

Captive breeding / propagation

Montipora incrassata is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Montipora incrassata, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are thick plates with or without contorted nodular columns or branches. Corallites are immersed or exsert, cup-shaped, tubular, or ‘nariform’ (where openings on the sides of tuberculae give them the shape of a roman nose, as with corallites of nariform Acropora). Tuberculae may also be fused into smooth ridges.

Colour: Mottled or uniform purple or brown, usually with white polyps.

Habitat: Mostly upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora spongiosa

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