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Montipora patula


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lexID:
5212 
AphiaID:
207149 
Scientific:
Montipora patula 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Montipora Patula, Pore Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > patula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1870 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, USA 
Size:
bis zu 200cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-03-31 18:20:47 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Montipora patula are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Montipora patula, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Montipora patula, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Verrill, 1864

For a long time we had been looking for a picture of the Montipora patula, this coral occurs endemic by Hawaii, and we have the incredible good fortune, that John P. Hoover, a famous marine biologist and photograph, also from Hawaii, has allowed us the use of his photos for the reeflex. Thank your very much, dear John!

Unfortunately, this coral also now belongs to the endangered animals, we find it on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Colonies: The animal forms flat and partly curved plates, which reminds us of the shovels of an elk, and forms large colonies, sometimes larger than 200 cm in size.

Plates: The plates have free edges, the corallites are small and irregularly divided on the plates.
The papillae focus around the corallites.

Color: The plates of the coral have a light tan brown colour, the polyps are usually violet.

Similar species: Montipora effusa

According to Worms (World Register of marine species) this Montopora species is suppose to also occur on the east coast of Africa, here to Mozambique, according to Douglas P. Fenner also by the Johnston Atoll in the Pacific.

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