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Astreopora expansa Astreopora expansa

Astreopora expansais commonly referred to as Astreopora expansa. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4159 
AphiaID:
207129 
Scientific:
Astreopora expansa 
German:
Sternkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Expansa 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > expansa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Brüggemann, ), 1877 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Djibouti, Kuwait, (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Comores, Fiji, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zanzibar 
Sea depth:
5 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
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:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-12-08 18:05:46 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Astreopora expansa
Brüggemann, 1877

Characters: Colonies are flat bifacial plates arranged in tiers or whorls. Corallites are mostly inclined on the colony surface. Coenosteum papillae are fine.

Colour: Brown, pink or dark green, usually with pale margins.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon but conspicuous.

Similar species: Astreopora myriophthalma

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995) (both as A. explanata).

External links

  1. Corals of the World (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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Astreopora expansa. Tanzania. Plate growing in an exposed habitat. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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