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Echinopora taylorae

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Echinophyllia taylorae. Philippines. Detail of a large colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4362 
AphiaID:
288347 
Scientific:
Echinopora taylorae 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Echinopora Taylorae 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > taylorae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Veron, ), 2000 
Occurrence:
India, Sierra Leone, Australien, Filippinerne, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Sri Lanka, Thailand 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible 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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-10-30 09:56:01 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Echinopora taylorae are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Echinopora taylorae, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Echinopora taylorae, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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

Characters: Colonies are thick laminae with widely but uniformly spaced corallites. Corallites are well defined, immersed, and thick walled. Septa are in three cycles, the first of which is prominent. Costae are fine, equal, and have fine dentations.

Colour: Green or yellow, sometimes mottled.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinophyllia patula , Echinopora gemmacea

Source reference: Veron (2000, as Echinophyllia taylorae). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

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