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Leptastrea inaequalis

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Leptastrea inaequalis. Papua New Guinea. Surface detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4404 
AphiaID:
207471 
Scientific:
Leptastrea inaequalis 
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) > inaequalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
Tuvalu, Tansania, Vietnam, Cebu, India, Celebes Sea, Adenske golf, Andamanhavet, Australien, Banda havet, Bunaken, Fiji, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Java, Johnston Atollen, Kenya, Kina, Koralhavet, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Marshall øerne, Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Tuamotuøerne, Vanuatu , Vestlige Indiske ocean, Vestlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, 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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 18:18:33 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Klunzinger, 1879

Characters: Colonies are massive and plocoid, with small barrel-shaped corallites (usually up to 3 mm diameter but occasionally 5 mm) of varying appearance, irregularly separated by deep grooves. Septa are in two (rarely three) unequal cycles, primary septa being wedge-shaped. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are usually well developed.

Colour: Usually combinations of cream, green and yellow, with darker calices.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptastrea bottae

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