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Astreopora moretonensis Astreopora moretonensis

Astreopora moretonensisis commonly referred to as Astreopora moretonensis. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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

Astreopora moretonensis. Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia. Colony forming short branches and tubes. 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:
4164 
AphiaID:
287947 
Scientific:
Astreopora moretonensis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Moretonensis 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > moretonensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron & Wallace, 1984 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Australia, Coral sea, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland (Australia), Singapore, Tasman Sea, Thailand 
Sea depth:
2 - 5 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:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
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:
2020-12-06 18:15:29 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Astreopora moretonensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora moretonensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora moretonensis, 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 moretonensis
Veron and Wallace, 1984

Characters: Colonies are laminar or encrusting, sometimes with irregular tubes or columns on the upper surface and rootlets on the lower surface. Corallites are mostly immersed but may be conical on convex surfaces. The coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Cream or brown.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics but common in subtropical localities of eastern Australia.

Similar species: Astreopora incrustans

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

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 moretonensis. Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia. Colony forming short branches and tubes. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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