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Montipora spumosa pore coral

Montipora spumosais commonly referred to as pore 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

Montipora spumosa. Red Sea. Surface detail showing coarse coenosteum. 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:
4317 
AphiaID:
207138 
Scientific:
Montipora spumosa 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > spumosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, East Africa, French Polynesia, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vanuatu, Western Indian Ocean 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°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:
2012-04-17 08:22:41 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Lamarck, 1816

Characters: Colonies are encrusting, laminar or columnar, the tops of columns commonly having vertical or flame-shaped ridges. Encrusting colonies may have rootlets. Corallites are immersed, without papillae and are aligned vertically between ridges on columns. The coenosteum is coarse; this can be seen underwater.

Colour: Usually mottled or uniform brown, cream or blue, sometimes with distinctly coloured margins.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montipora cocosensis

External links

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

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Montipora spumosa. Red Sea. Surface detail showing coarse coenosteum. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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