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Montipora taiwanensis Pore Coral

Montipora taiwanensisis commonly referred to as Pore Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
4308 
AphiaID:
287729 
Scientific:
Montipora taiwanensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > taiwanensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Celebes Sea, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Papua, Philippines, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Timor, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 28,3 °F (22°C - 28,3°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-07-05 21:50:43 

Captive breeding / propagation

Montipora taiwanensis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Montipora taiwanensis, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Info

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies are robust and conspicuous, encrusting to submassive. The surface is covered with contorted, irregular, large verrucae. These verrucae are not fused into any pattern. Corallites are large and conspicuous.

Colour: Pale brown or purple.

Habitat: Shallow water exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Probably rare.

Similar species: Montipora verrucosa

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. SeaLifeBase (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Montipora taiwanensis. Taiwan. Colony surface. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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