Sandalolitha dentatais commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 4145 AphiaID: 291009 Scientific: Sandalolitha dentata German: Pilzkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Sandalolitha (Genus) > dentata (Species) Initial determination: Quelch, 1884 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Christmas Islands, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu Size: 11.81" - 19.69" (30cm - 50cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 219.98 gal (~ 1000L) Difficulty: Experts only! Very hard to keep 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: 2012-02-17 03:24:52
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
"Description: Colonies are flat and irregular in shape, with corallites mostly in the central area. An axial furrow can be seen in small specimens. Septa vary greatly in height.
Color: Brown or mottled, usually with white corallite centres.
Habitat: Deep protected environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Sandalolitha robusta."
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