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Mycetophyllia lamarckiana


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lexID:
5427 
AphiaID:
290427 
Scientific:
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana 
German:
Kaktuskoralle 
English:
Ridged Cactus Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Mycetophyllia (Genus) > lamarckiana (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 
Occurrence:
Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Netherlands Antilles, Cuba, Haiti, Barbados, Jamaica, Columbia, Panama, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Dominikanske republik, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Nicaragua, USA, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-05-08 13:59:14 

Husbandry

Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are solid, rounded, often circular plates. Continuous broad shallow valleys radiate from the original point of growth. Corallite centres are vaguely concentric to plate margins. Valleys have one row of mouths. Columellae are rudimentary.

Colour: Mostly mottled grey or brown.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Mussidae (Family) > Mussinae (Subfamily) > Mycetophyllia (Genus)

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1973b), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982), Cairns (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

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