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Montipora foliosa Cabbage coral

Montipora foliosais commonly referred to as Cabbage coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Montipora foliosa 
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
Cabbage Coral 
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > foliosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Eritrea, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Sudan, Kuwait, Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Caroline Island, Central Pazific, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, East Africa, East China Sea, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Territory (Australia), Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Réunion , Rodriguez, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, the Cargados Carajos Shoals, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Togean Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Easy to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
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Last edit:
2018-12-29 08:36:49 

Captive breeding / propagation

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


Similar Species: Montipora aequituberculata, which is primarily distinguished by its lack of coenosteum ridges. Montipora delicatula has thinner plates, less regular coenosteum ridges and smaller corallites. These species may be hard to distinguish unless they occur together. See also M. cebuensis, M. friabilis and M. mactanensis.

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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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 18.10.06#2
Bekämpft und überwächst Montipora digitata! Schnecken oder kleine Seesterne werden, falls sie nicht von den Tellern von alleine weg kommen, ebenfalls sterben und verdaut (?).
Uie Unterseiten sind bei mir mit hellen, fast durchsichtigen, Schwämmen besiedelt. Überwächst die Steine als auch die Scheibe.
am 18.04.06#1
Für sehr farbige Montiporas sind Spurenelemente sehr wichtig für die Intensität der Färbung. Verträgt auch eine recht starke Strömung.
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