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Montipora aequituberculata Encrusting Pore Coral

Montipora aequituberculatais commonly referred to as Encrusting Pore Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

Montipora aequituberculata. Norfolk Island, Coral Sea. Detail of a colony encrusting dead branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien . Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
1364 
AphiaID:
207144 
Scientific:
Montipora aequituberculata 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Encrusting Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > aequituberculata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Sri Lanka, Tansania, Tonga 
Size:
up to 13.78" (35 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-08 14:42:13 

Captive breeding / propagation

Montipora aequituberculata is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Montipora aequituberculata, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

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Montipora aequituberculata
Bernard, 1897

Characters: Colonies are encrusting or composed of thin unifacial laminae often arranged in oblique overlapping whorls and sometimes forming tubes. Corallites are immersed or exsert and are surrounded by thecal papillae. These are frequently fused into short ridges near margins and may form hoods over the corallites. Coenosteum papillae are thick and fused.

Colour: Usually a uniform brown, cream or purple, with pale margins. Sometimes brightly coloured.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common; may be a dominant species on sheltered upper reef slopes.

Taxonomic note: This species is divisible into several smaller semi-distinct taxonomic units. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995), Coles (1996).


External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Montipora aequituberculata. Norfolk Island, Coral Sea. Detail of a colony encrusting dead branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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