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Physophyllia ayleni stony coral

Physophyllia ayleniis commonly referred to as stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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

Pectinia ayleni. Mainland Japan. This species is commonly found in algal communities. 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:
4249 
AphiaID:
288353 
Scientific:
Physophyllia ayleni 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Physophyllia (Genus) > ayleni (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Wells, ), 1934 
Occurrence:
Bunaken, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Micronesia, Oceania, Philippines, Singapore, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor 
Sea depth:
2 - 25 Meter 
Size:
7.87" - 15.75" (20cm - 40cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-22 14:52:09 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Physophyllia ayleni are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Physophyllia ayleni, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Physophyllia ayleni, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Wells, 1935

Description: Colonies form encrusting or tiered laminae. Laminae have vertical walls of irregular height, radiating towards the margins. These walls separate individual or small groups of corallites, which are consequently widely spaced.
Color: Dark brownish-green.
Habitat: Usually algae dominated rock.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Pectinia lactuca, which has similar but larger valleys with taller walls and less tendency to form tiered plates. See also P. maxima.


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Pectinia ayleni. Mainland Japan. This species is commonly found in algal communities. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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