Lesser Knob Coral
Cyphastrea japonicais commonly referred to as Lesser Knob Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 2083 AphiaID: 288922 Scientific: Cyphastrea japonica German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Lesser Knob Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Cyphastrea (Genus) > japonica (Species) Initial determination: Yabe & Sugiyama, 1932 Occurrence: Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, China, Coral sea, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Vietnam Size: up to 7.87" (20 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) Difficulty: Average 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: 2006-11-17 22:02:02
Last edit: 2007-05-09 00:27:31
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Characters: Colonies are submassive or encrusting, with an irregular surface. Corallites are small and often crowded. Septa are in two unequal orders of 12 each, the first being exsert and irregularly toothed. Coenosteum spinules are prominent. ‘Groove and tubercle’ formations are often present. Fore more Infos and Picutres blick to aims website.
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