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Pocillopora zelli. Kiribati, equatorial western Pacific. Colony with a curtain of branches. Copyright (c) by Len Zell http://www.lenzell.com/
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Profile lexID: 5929 AphiaID: 289253 Scientific: Pocillopora zelli German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Sten koraller SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > zelli (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: Fransk Polynesien, Vestlige Stillehav Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: 23°C - 27°C Food: Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 200 Liter Difficulty: Average Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2013-08-24 08:09:31
Last edit: 2013-08-24 08:09:31
Colonies form hemispherical mounds or are openly branched. Branches are tall and upright, almost cylindrical in section, becoming flattened towards the tip. Verrucae are widely spaced, short and uniform. Outer branches of colonies may be fused.
Colour: Brown with white branch tips.
Similar species: Pocillopora capitata , Pocillopora verrucosa
Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
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