Montipora milleporais commonly referred to as Stony corals. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 1782 AphiaID: 207190 Scientific: Montipora millepora German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Corals Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > millepora (Species) Initial determination: Crossland, 1952 Occurrence: Australia, Papua New Guinea Size: up to 9.84" (25 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:
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Created: 2005-12-24 15:03:57
Last edit: 2007-05-08 14:33:16
Description: Colonies are massive or encrusting. Corallites are very small and immersed. The coenosteum has tuberculae which seldom contain corallites.
Color: Dark green or brown.
Habitat: Occurs in crevices and beneath overhangs.
Abundance: Common but inconspicuous.
Similar Species: Montipora floweri, which has evenly distributed corallites. See also M. hoffmeisteri.
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