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Sandalolitha dentata Stony Coral

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.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

Sandalolitha dentata. Indonesia. Corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
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."

External links

  1. ETHZ.CH (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Sandalolitha dentata. Indonesia. Corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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