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Porites napopora stony coral

Porites napoporais 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 napopora. Indonesia. Colony with well developed basal laminae. 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:
4205 
AphiaID:
288909 
Scientific:
Porites napopora 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > napopora (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Guam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Micronesia, Philippines, Singapore, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor 
Size:
9.84" - 19.69" (25cm - 50cm) 
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:
2012-03-14 20:40:11 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Description: Colonies are broad basal laminae with irregular clumps of tapered irregularly fused branches. Corallites are irregularly spaced and are in excavated pits. Those on branches are especially deeply excavated, giving branches a rough surface. Walls between corallites are thin.
Color: Brown with white corallite centres.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites nigrescens, and P. negrosensis, both of which have similarly excavated corallites. Porites nigrescens does not have basal laminae and P. negrosensis has corallites with rounded walls. Porites horizontalata has similar corallites but forms primarily explanate plates. See also P. flavus and P. tuberculosa.

External links

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

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