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Echinopora fruticulosa

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Echinopora fruticosa. Red Sea. Interlocking branches of which colonies are made. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4365 
AphiaID:
207422 
Scientific:
Echinopora fruticulosa 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Echinopora Fruticulosa 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > fruticulosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
Réunion , Djibouti, Israel, Mozambique, Comores, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Mayotte, Yemen, Madagascar, Mauritius , Rødehavet, Seychellerne 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
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Last edit:
2020-09-10 22:32:35 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

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

Echinopora fruticulosa
(Ehrenberg, 1834)

Characters: Colonies are dome-shaped clumps of interlocking branches up to 2 metres across. Branches are formed of single tubular corallites (or axial corallites) with lateral buds. Corallites are 5-8 millimetres diameter. Costal spines are widely spaced and not exsert. There is little tendency to form laminae or solid bases.

Colour: Pinkish-brown with pale corallite ends.

Habitat: Most shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Echinopora gemmacea , Echinopora horrida

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).

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