Boninastrea boninensisis commonly referred to as Merulina Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 11058 AphiaID: 289527 Scientific: Boninastrea boninensis German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Merulina Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Boninastrea (Genus) > boninensis (Species) Initial determination: Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935 Occurrence: Flores, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Philippines, Taiwan, The Ryukyu Islands Sea depth: 0 - 30 Meter Temperature: °F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) Food: Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Zooxanthellae / Light Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Data deficient (DD) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935
From "J.E.N." Charlie Veron´s Corals of the World
Characters: Colonies are massive with short, highly contorted valleys. Septa have well developed teeth. There are no columellae.
Similar Species: Superficially resembles Platygyra contorta and Montigyra kenti.
Habitat: Shallow reef backs.
Abundance: Extremely rare.
Taxonomic Note: Type species of Boninastrea Yabe and Sugiyama, 1935. Very distinct species, but it is little known. Concerted efforts to find it in the Coral Triangle have not been successful.
Taxonomic References: Best and Suharsono (1991); Veron (2000a); Huang, Benzoni, Fukami et al. (2014);
Identification Guides: Nishihira and Veron (1995)"
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Boninastrea (Genus) > Boninastrea boninensis (Species)
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