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Psammocora stellata Stony Coral

Psammocora stellatais 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.


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lexID:
3613 
AphiaID:
287784 
Scientific:
Psammocora stellata 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Psammocoridae (Family) > Psammocora (Genus) > stellata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Verrill, ), 1866 
Occurrence:
El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guam, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Japan, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, the Nicobar Islands, the Seychelles, United States Minor Outlying Islands 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-07-02 15:59:08 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Psammocora stellata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Psammocora stellata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Psammocora stellata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Psammocora stellata
Verrill, 1868

Description:

Colonies are submassive or branching, with encrusting bases. Corallites have poorly defined walls. Approximately half of the septo-costae are tear-shaped. Columellae are poorly developed or absent.
Color: Tan, grey or purple.
Habitat: Shallow wave washed rock.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Psammocora obtusangula, which forms branches and has discernible columellae.

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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