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Montipora turgescens Stony corals

Montipora turgescensis commonly referred to as Stony corals. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
1778 
AphiaID:
207142 
Scientific:
Montipora turgescens 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Corals 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > turgescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific 
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:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-08 14:17:34 

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Similar Species: Montipora mollis, which has smaller, more widely spaced corallites. See also M. orientalis, which has inconspicuous corallites.

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