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Echinopora forskaliana

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Echinopora forskaliana. Red Sea. Variation in the structure of corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4364 
AphiaID:
288341 
Scientific:
Echinopora forskaliana 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Echinopora Forskaliana 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > forskaliana (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
Rødehavet 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-30 15:49:02 

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

Echinopora forskaliana
(Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850)

Characters: Colonies are massive, with little tendency to form plates. Corallites are tall and conical, up to 10 millimetres diameter. Long and short septo-costae slightly alternate and are neatly and uniformly beaded. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. The columella has spines twisted into a spiral.

Colour: Pink, sometimes brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Echinopora gemmacea , Echinopora robusta

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wijsman-Best (1980).

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