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Cyphastrea japonica 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.


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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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-09 00:27:31 

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its easy to keep under middle Light.
Infos from AIMS Website:
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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