sinuous cup coral
Symphyllia rectais commonly referred to as sinuous cup coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 4293 AphiaID: 207399 Scientific: Symphyllia recta German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Sinuous Cup Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Symphyllia (Genus) > recta (Species) Initial determination: (Dana, ), 1846 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, East Africa, Gulf of Aden, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga Size: up to 31.5" (80 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) Difficulty: Average 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:
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Created: 2012-04-08 11:01:33
Last edit: 2012-04-08 11:01:33
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are hemispherical to flat. Valleys are 12-15 millimetres wide, and are highly sinuous. Polyp walls have a moderately thick fleshy appearance and usually have a groove along the top.
Colour: Brown, grey or green, either mottled or with walls and valleys of contrasting colours.
Habitat: Upper reef slopes and fringing reefs.
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