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Goniastrea columella

Goniastrea columellais commonly referred to as Goniastrea columella. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 300 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
6895 
AphiaID:
207463 
Scientific:
Goniastrea columella 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Goniastrea Columella 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > columella (Species) 
Initial determination:
Crossland, 1948 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
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)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
More related species
in this lexicon
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-03-23 12:19:36 

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Crossland, 1948

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Special thanks for the photo of Goniastrea columella to Dr. Lyndon DeVantier.


Colonies are submassive to encrusting with irregular corallites that are either monocentric up to 10 millimetres diameter or form short valleys. Walls are acute. Septa have moderately large teeth. Paliform lobes are moderately developed. Columellae are large and spongy.

Colour: Dark green.

Habitat: Recorded only from rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Common but inconspicuous.

Similar species: Goniastrea pectinata , Platygyra contorta Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus)

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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