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Madracis formosa

Madracis formosais commonly referred to as Eight-ray Finger Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Philippe & Guido T. Poppe, Philippinen

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 
Sea depth:
15 - 95 Meter 
Size:
10 cm - 15 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-04 21:04:05 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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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

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Poppe Images Photo Gallery (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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