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Madracis pharensis


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lexID:
5229 
AphiaID:
135212 
Scientific:
Madracis pharensis 
German:
Sternkoralle 
English:
Star Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Madracis (Genus) > pharensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Heller, ), 1868 
Occurrence:
the Canary Islands, Morocco, Israel, Northern Africa, Madeira, Belize, Caribien, Egypten, Europæiske kyster, Påskeøen, USA 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 500 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
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Last edit:
2017-01-30 13:44:07 

Husbandry

(Heller, 1868)

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

Characters: This is usually an azooxanthellate species in the Mediterranean, but usually zooxanthellate on the American coast. Colonies are encrusting or nodular. Corallites are compact and slightly polygonal in outline. Septa are in two, alternating, cycles. Ten primary septa are fused with the columella. The second cycle is shorter but well developed.

Colour: Red, pink, grey or green, partly depending on the presence of zooxanthellae.

Habitat: Deep water.

Abundance: Rare except in caves.

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

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