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Echinopora horrida. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Contorted branches. Polyps are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4366 AphiaID: 288342 Scientific: Echinopora horrida German: großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Echinopora Horrida Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > horrida (Species) Initial determination: Dana, 1846 Occurrence: Australien, Great barrier reef, Papua NeuGuinea Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 23°C - 27°C Food: Plankton, 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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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are composed of contorted branches, sometimes with flat laminar bases. Stands over 5 metres across and one metre high are not unusual. Corallites are 4-6 millimetres diameter, thick walled and have six thick primary septa. The coenosteum is covered with tall spinules.
Colour: Dark brown, cream or green.
Habitat: Forms large stands on protected horizontal substrates including shallow reefs and lagoons.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Chevalier (1975), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).
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