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Heterocyathus aequicostatus

Heterocyathus aequicostatusis commonly referred to as Striped bum coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5499 
AphiaID:
216146 
Scientific:
Heterocyathus aequicostatus 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Striped Bum Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Caryophylliidae (Family) > Heterocyathus (Genus) > aequicostatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-07-04 17:12:19 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848

Sometimes zooxanthellate. Corals are solitary, free-living, and have a flat base. They have a commensal relationship with a sipunculid worm (Aspidosiphon corallicola) which moves the coral about on soft substrates and prevents it from becoming buried. Tentacles are usually extended only at night. Larvae initially settle on a microgastropod shell which they usually envelop during subsequent growth. Corals have only one corallite which is circular. They have prominent costae.

Colour: Pale brown, often with a greenish oral disc.

Habitat: Always found on soft horizontal substrates at depths of 20 metres or more, usually in association with Heteropsammia cochlea and the fungiid Cycloseris cyclolites.

Abundance: May be locally abundant (commonly 40 individuals per square metre).

Text source: Corals of the world by Charlie 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. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Copyright Anne Hoggett,http://lifg.australianmuseum.net.au/HotShot.html?resourceId=PQ3chHj
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Copyright Anne Hoggett,http://lifg.australianmuseum.net.au/HotShot.html?resourceId=PQ3chHj
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Copyright Dr. Douglas Fenner, From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World
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Heterocyathus aequicostatus. Philippines. With tentacled retracted. The strongly developed costae are readily seen. (c) by Pat Colin
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am 05.03.15#2
Hallo Molamola

vielen Dank für Deinen Beitrag, Solche Korrekturen sind absolut erwünscht, daher danke ich dafür. Das Bild stammt von den POPE Brüdern aber auch die können sich mal irren, so wie es immer mal passieren kann, gerae im HInblick auf bestimmte Korallen.

am 04.03.15#1
Bin mir nicht sicher ob es hier hin gehört aber auf dem angegebenen Foto ist nicht Heterocyathus aequicostatus zu sehen sondern Heteropsammia cochlea. Heterocyathus aequicostatus hat deutliche Costae die sich an den Seiten langziehen. Kann man auch sehr gut auf den Bildern bei dem oben angegebenen Link von Corals of the World sehen.
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