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Leptastrea aequalis

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Leptastrea aequalis. Madagascar. Surface of a colony showing evenly spaced compact corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4406 
AphiaID:
287821 
Scientific:
Leptastrea aequalis 
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) > aequalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Celebes Sea, Cebu, India, Andamanhavet, Australien, Banda havet, Bunaken, Filippinerne, Indonesien, Java, Juleøerne, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Papua NeuGuinea , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand, Timor 
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 12:41:16 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000


Characters: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are rounded and clearly plocoid, with thick walls. Corallites are often uniformly inclined on the colony surface. Septa are in two indistinct orders, primary septa being numerous and equal. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are rare.

Colour: Cream with dark calices.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare, except at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll.

Similar species: Leptastrea bottae , Leptastrea inaequalis , Leptastrea transversa

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