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Profile lexID: 4382 AphiaID: 289939 Scientific: Eusmilia fastigiata German: großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Eusmilia Fastigiata Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Meandrinidae (Family) > Eusmilia (Genus) > fastigiata (Species) Initial determination: (Pallas, ), 1766 Occurrence: Caribien Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 24°C - 26°C Food: Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 200 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 usually dome-shaped and phaceloid, with widely spaced tubular corallites. Septa are evenly spaced, in two alternating orders. Primary septa are exsert. Costae are well developed. Tentacles are extended at night and are of two sizes, those corresponding with primary septa having broad bases.
Colour: Yellow-brown to grey.
Habitat: Protected reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon but conspicuous.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Wells (1973b), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Wood (1983), Humann (1993).
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