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Leptastrea bottae

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Leptastrea bottae. Red Sea. Variation in corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4405 
AphiaID:
207476 
Scientific:
Leptastrea bottae 
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) > bottae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
Celebes Sea, Somalia, India, Cebu, Tansania, Comores, Réunion , Tuvalu, Adenske golf, Andamanhavet, Australien, Banda havet, Cook øerne, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Hawaii, Indonesien, Japan, Kenya, Koralhavet, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, USA, Øst Afrika 
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:
2012-05-19 12:19:41 

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Characters: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are cylindrical, separated only by a groove. Septa are in three cycles, the longest being distinctive and exsert.
?Groove and tubercle? formations are sometimes well developed.

Colour: White or cream with darker calices.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptastrea inaequalis , Leptastrea transversa

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