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.
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:
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Created: 2012-02-25 11:26:07
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.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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.Â explanata).
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