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Porites densa stony coral

Porites densais commonly referred to as stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.


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

Porites densa. Philippines. Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended. 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:
4191 
AphiaID:
288897 
Scientific:
Porites densa 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > densa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1918 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Guam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vanuatu 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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:
2012-03-11 20:44:14 

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

Vaughan, 1918

Description: Colonies are hemispherical, less than 0.15 metres across, with an even surface.
Color: Cream, grey or brown.
Habitat: Back reef margins.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites echinulata, which has more widely spaced corallites and a columnar growth-form. The deeply excavated calices of P. densa are readily recognisable underwater. See also P. echinulata and Poritipora paliformis which have corallites of similar size.

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Porites densa. Philippines. Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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