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Alveopora catalai Flower Pot Coral, Stony Coral, Daisy Coral, Flowerpot Coral

Alveopora catalaiis commonly referred to as Flower Pot Coral, Stony Coral, Daisy Coral, Flowerpot Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 300 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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

“From J.E.N. Charlie Veron, Corals of the World.”, Foto aus Papua-Neuguinea

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Alveopora catalai 
Flower Pot Coral, Stony Coral, Daisy Coral, Flowerpot Coral 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Alveopora (Genus) > catalai (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wells, 1968 
(the) Maldives, Australia, Central Pazific, China, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Timor, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
3 - 30 Meter 
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
65.99 gal (~ 300L) 
Not for beginners 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
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
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Last edit:
2020-12-05 12:48:59 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Alveopora catalai are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Alveopora catalai, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Alveopora catalai, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


Wells, 1968

Description: Colonies are composed of gnarled branches that divide irregularly. They may form stands over 5 metres across. Corallites are large, composed of an interlocking network of rods and spines. Polyps are large with knob-like tentacle tips.
Color: Pale tan when polyps are retracted. Extended polyps are amber or yellowish with white oral discs, sometimes with white tentacle tips.
Habitat: Occurs only on soft substrates in deep water or in shallow turbid water protected from wave action and currents.
Abundance: Uncommon but conspicuous.
Similar Species: Alveopora gigas and A. allingi.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Alveopora (Genus) > Alveopora catalai (Species)

External links

  1. Corals of the World (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.



Husbandry know-how of owners

am 16.01.09#1
Ich halte diese Koralle schon einige Zeit. Bei mir hält sie sich sehr gut. Von einigen Aquarianern habe ich erfahren , dass sie sich nach einiger Zeit auflösen kann. Bei mir ist das nicht der Fall. Sie steht genau unter einer HQI 250 W also viel Licht, die Strömung sollte nicht zu schwach sein. Da ich sowieso Korallen halte die zum füttern sind, gebe ich dieser Koralle auch was. Schaden kann es ja nicht dachte ich und es scheint zu funktionieren.
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