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Madracis formosa

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Madracis formosa ©2010 Guido & Philippe Poppe - www.poppe-images.com/

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lexID:
5228 
AphiaID:
287108 
Scientific:
Madracis formosa 
German:
Sternkoralle 
English:
Eight-ray Finger Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Madracis (Genus) > formosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wells, 1973 
Occurrence:
Guatemala, Barbados, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Venezuela, Jamaica, Columbia, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Caribien, Dominikanske republik, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, USA 
Size:
10 cm - 15 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-04 21:04:05 

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Wells, 1973

We extend special thanks to Philippe & Guido T. Poppe von Poppe Images, Marine Iconography of the Philippines Archipelago who provided this excellent photo.

Characters: Colonies are usually columnar. The columns are club-shaped, sometimes divide, and are slightly flattened in section. Corallites are widely separated, circular in outline, with a solid conical columella. Eight primary septa are distinctive. The coenosteum has fine spinules.

Colour: Usually green with yellow oral discs.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Madracis decactis, Madracis mirabilis

Source: Corals of the World by Charlie J.E.N. Veron

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