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Porites attenuata Stony Coral

Porites attenuatais 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 attenuata. Philippines. With P. cylindrica (left). 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:
4228 
AphiaID:
288890 
Scientific:
Porites attenuata 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > attenuata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1955 
Occurrence:
Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Worms 
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:
2012-03-18 14:42:44 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1955

Description: Colonies are sturdy fused branches with rounded tips. Corallites are moderately excavated. The coenosteum is coarse.
Color: Usually mustard or bright yellow-green, also pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which has finer branches and less excavated corallites. See also P. tuberculosa.

External links

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

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Porites attenuata. Philippines. With P. cylindrica (left). Photograph: Charlie Veron
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