Porous Star Coral
Astreopora myriophthalmais commonly referred to as Porous Star Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 1628 AphiaID: 207128 Scientific: Astreopora myriophthalma German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Porous Star Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > myriophthalma (Species) Initial determination: (Lamarck, ), 1816 Occurrence: , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Kuwait , Sudan , Djibouti , Eritrea (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New South Wales (Australia), Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Territory (Australia), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Quatar, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Rodriguez, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Togean Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 3 - 20 Meter Size: up to 7.87" (20 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-10-03 14:57:06
Last edit: 2020-10-03 14:58:19
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Astreopora myriophthalma are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora myriophthalma, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora myriophthalma, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Similar Species: Astreopora listeri, which is distinguished by its smooth coenosteum and immersed corallites.
By far the most common Astreopora
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