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Lobophyllia serratus. Philippines. A large hemispherical colony with compact corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4381 AphiaID: 763793 Scientific: Lobophyllia serratus German: Steinkoralle English: Lobed Cactus Coral Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Lobophyllia (Genus) > serratus (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: , Vietnam , Celebes Sea Andamanhavet, Banda havet, Bunaken, Filippinerne, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Malaysia, Ny Guinea, Papua NeuGuinea , Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Thailand, Timor, Vestlige Stillehav Size: bis zu 200cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 500 Liter Difficulty: Average CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Well developed colonies are hemispherical and commonly over 2 metres across. Corallites are large (averaging 50 mm diameter), becoming flabello-meandroid, with one to three centres. Septa have tall sharp teeth. Polyps are thick and fleshy, with a rough surface. The margins of polyps are extended to form a distinct serrated rim.
Colour: Blue-grey to mustard with white polyp margins.
Habitat: Protected reef environments.
Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Lobophyllia (Genus) >
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