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Montipora hemispherica

Montipora hemisphericais commonly referred to as pore coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

Montipora hemispherica. Red Sea. Large hemispherical colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
4352 
AphiaID:
287710 
Scientific:
Montipora hemispherica 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > hemispherica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Size:
30 cm - 100 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 29°C 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-25 21:23:46 

Info

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

Characters: Colonies are usually encrusting but may be hemispherical. Flattened, contorted branches usually occur near the centre of laminae and cover the surface of large colonies. Corallites are immersed. Papillae, grading into tuberculae, are most prominent on laminae; on branches they may be fused into short ridges. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Grey or pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora setosa

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Montipora hemispherica. Red Sea. Large hemispherical colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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