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Pavona cactus


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lexID:
587 
AphiaID:
207312 
Scientific:
Pavona cactus 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Cactus Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > cactus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Sudan, Ecuador, India, Kiribati, Myanmar, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Djibouti, Jordan, Mozambique, Panama, Tansania, Réunion , Northern Mariana Islands, Amerikansk Samoa, Australien, Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Guam, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Kina, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall øerne, Mauritius , Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu  
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, Dissolved inorganic substances, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-20 10:23:52 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Pavona cactus
Forskål, 1775

The Cactus Coral has a brown, green, tan, yellow color. It likes to eat filter feeding invert food, brine shrimp, micro-plankton a few times per week, when open. The Pavona cactus is generally peaceful toward other tankmates. Many consider the Pavona cactus a high-maintenance specimen. Has strong lighting needs.

SynonymS:
Lophoseris knorri Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Madrepora cactus Forskål, 1775
Madrepora cristata Ellis & Solander, 1786
Pavona cristata (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Pavona formosa Dana, 1846
Pavona praetorta (Dana, 1846)
Pavona venusta Dana, 1846

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > Pavona cactus (Species)

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Husbandry know-how of owners

FrankZ am 28.10.08#4
Eine sehr schnell wachsende Steinkoralle,die leider bei Berührung schnell bricht,aber jedes kleine Bruchstück wächst wider zu einer schönen
Koralle heran.So habe ich schon den einen oder anderen Ableger unfreiwillig gewonnen und auch weiter gegeben.
Benjamin am 22.03.07#3
Nachtrag : " Bitte haltet mit dieser Steinkoralle genügend Abstand zu anderen SPS - Korallen . Meine Cactuskoralle vernesselt selbst die als durchsetzungsfähig bekannten Montiporas . "
Benjamin am 09.11.06#2
Eine ebenfalls sehr einfach zu haltende Steinkoralle , bei ausreichend Licht und guter Mineralien Versorgung gut zu haltendes Tier . Mittellicht bis Starklicht Zone .
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