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Plerogyra discus Bubble coral

Plerogyra discusis commonly referred to as Bubble 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

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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:
4238 
AphiaID:
287845 
Scientific:
Plerogyra discus 
German:
Blasenkoralle 
English:
Bubble Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Plerogyra (Genus) > discus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron & Fenner, 2000 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Malaysia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand, Timor 
Size:
7.87" - 19.69" (20cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, 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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-19 21:31:49 

Info

Veron and Fenner, 2000

Description: Colonies are flabello-meandroid with valleys completely separated. Sometimes living parts of colonies are separated by dead basal parts. Valleys are approximately 20 millimetres wide and divide infrequently. Primary septa are approximately 10 millimetres exsert and are rounded in shape. They plunge steeply within the valleys and do not form columellae. Polyps have mantles up to 50 millimetres wide which obscure the underlying septa. These mantles have elongate vesicles which vary greatly in degree of inflation.
Color: Grey, usually with vesicles darker than mantles.
Habitat: Lower protected reef slopes.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Nemenzophyllia turbida, which has smaller but otherwise almost identical polyp mantles. Skeletal characters are distinctive, with N. turbida lacking exsert septa and having smaller valleys with a central columella wall. Plerogyra sinuosa has similar although much larger and more exsert septa. These distinctions require verification.

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Species (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Plerogyra discus
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Plerogyra discus. Philippines. Detail of valley. Two exsert septa can be seen on the lower wall of the valley.. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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