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Porites harrisoni

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lexID:
6869 
AphiaID:
288904 
Scientific:
Porites harrisoni 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Porites Harrisoni 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > harrisoni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Kuwait, Israel, Somalia, Yemen, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Irak, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Djibouti, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, Arabiske hav, Bahrain, Egypten, Persiske golf, Rødehavet 
Size:
bis zu 90cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 300 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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-03-16 14:02:53 

Husbandry

Veron, 2000 (2002)

Special thanks for the photo of Porites harrisoni to Professor Peter Harrison.

Colonies are usually less than one metre across. They have a wide range of submassive, nodular, columnar and branching growth-forms on a broad encrusting base.

Colour: Commonly dark brown, also pink or blue.

Habitat: Shallow fringing reefs.

Abundance: Locally common and may be a dominant species.

Similar species: Porites compressa , Porites nodifera

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species in the western Indian Ocean has been called Porites compressa. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002). Additional identification guide: Carpenter et al. (1997, as Porites compressa).

Charlie J.E.N. Veron, Corals of the world.

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