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Pocillopora ligulata


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lexID:
5219 
AphiaID:
206959 
Scientific:
Pocillopora ligulata 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Hawaiian Cauliflower Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > ligulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dana, 1846 
Occurrence:
Ecuador, Columbia, Hawaii, Mikronesien , Påskeøen 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
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:
2013-04-02 11:52:33 

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Dana, 1846

Very special thanks for the fotos to George "Keoki" Sender, Hawaii.

Characters: Colonies form irregular mounds or are openly branched. Branches are tall and upright, almost cylindrical in section, becoming flattened towards the tip.
Verrucae are elongate but are of irregular size and are irregularly distributed on branches.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Shallow rocky foreshores, Found in shallow water with strong wave action

Abundance: Uncommon except in the far eastern Pacific.

Similar species: Pocillopora zelli


Text source: Corals of the World

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