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Leptastrea purpurea

Leptastrea purpureais commonly referred to as stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien

Leptastrea purpurea. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Common variation in corallite shape and colour. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
4403 
AphiaID:
207470 
Scientific:
Leptastrea purpurea 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > purpurea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Sea depth:
0 - 86 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-22 21:03:38 

Captive breeding / propagation

Leptastrea purpurea is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Leptastrea purpurea, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are flat with angular, cerioid corallites which vary in size within the same colony. Colonies on reef flats may have several corallites in shallow valleys. Septa are tightly compact, approximately similar in size, and have margins that slope uniformly towards the corallite centre. Columellae are small and compact.

Colour: Usually pale yellow, greenish or cream on the upper surface and dark sides.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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