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Pectinia africanus stony coral

Pectinia africanusis commonly referred to as stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.


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

Pectinia africanus. Tanzania. A well developed colony. 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:
4298 
AphiaID:
763554 
Scientific:
Pectinia africanus 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > africanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
East Africa, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
7.87" - 11.81" (20cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-12 19:46:32 

Info

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2002

Characters: Colonies are usually less than 0.3 metres across and hemispherical or flattened. Valleys are contorted but mostly extend from the colony centre towards the periphery. Walls are short, sometimes with short spires. Columellae are weakly developed. Septa are smooth or have small teeth.

Colour: Green and grey with valleys and walls commonly of contrasting colours.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Pectinia lactuca

External links

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

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Pectinia africanus. Tanzania. A well developed colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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