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Sandalolitha robusta Stony Coral

Sandalolitha robustais commonly referred to as Stony Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.


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Sandalolitha robusta. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Corallite detail. Photograph: Neville Coleman




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lexID:
4226 
AphiaID:
291010 
Scientific:
Sandalolitha robusta 
German:
Pilzkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Sandalolitha (Genus) > robusta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quelch, ), 1886 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Christmas Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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:
2012-03-17 19:51:06 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Quelch, 1886

Description: Colonies are large, free-living, circular to oval, dome-shaped and heavily constructed, without an axial furrow. Corallites are compact. Septa vary little in height. Tentacles are extended only at night.
Color: Usually pale or dark brown or green, sometimes mottled and sometimes with purple margins and white corallite centres.
Habitat: Most reef habitats.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Sandalolitha dentata, which is irregular in shape and less domed, with widely spaced corallites.

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Sandalolitha robusta. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Corallite detail. Photograph: Neville Coleman
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