Hard Stone coral
Montipora efflorescensis commonly referred to as Hard Stone coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 1365 AphiaID: 207163 Scientific: Montipora efflorescens German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Hard Stone Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > efflorescens (Species) Initial determination: Bernard, 1897 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Cambodia, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-03-28 16:05:50
Last edit: 2007-05-08 14:38:37
Similar Species: Montipora grisea, which has more compact corallites without the formation of mounds. See M. lobulata, also M. peltiformis and M. stilosa.
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