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Echinopora horrida

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Echinopora horrida. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Contorted branches. Polyps are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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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
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-30 16:02:05 

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

Echinopora horrida
Dana, 1846

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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Chevalier (1975), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

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