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Profile lexID: 6879 AphiaID: 762418 Scientific: Astrea rotulosa German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Astrea Rotulosa Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Astrea (Genus) > rotulosa (Species) Initial determination: (Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 Occurrence: , Mozambique , Eritrea , Yemen , Somalia , Gulf of Oman / Oman , Mayotte , Djibouti , Comores , Tansania Indiske ocean, Kenya, Madagascar Size: bis zu 150cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 10000 Liter Difficulty: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2014-03-19 19:35:55
Last edit: 2017-09-14 12:28:11
Very special thanks for his photos to Dr. Lyndon DeVantier, in whose honor the coral was named after him!
Colonies are smooth massive boulders up to 1.5 metres across. Corallites are uniform, 3-5 millimetres diameter with well defined walls. Septa are in two distinct orders of 6-8 and are exsert. Paliform lobes are inconspicuous. Columellae are small.
Colour: Red to orange, usually with green centres.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Seldom common.
Similar species: Plesiastrea versipora
Synonym: Plesiastrea devantieri
By Charlie J.E.N: Veron, Corals of the world
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