Leptastrea bewickensisis commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 2287 AphiaID: 287822 Scientific: Leptastrea bewickensis German: Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > bewickensis (Species) Initial determination: Veron, Pichon & Best, 1977 Occurrence: American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vietnam Sea depth: 3 - 20 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Easy to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Veron and Pichon, 1977
Colonies are massive, flat or hillocky. Septa are in unequal cycles with approximately six widely spaced exsert primary septa plunging down to a small columella.
Similar Species: Parasimplastrea sheppardi.
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