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Montipora niugini pore coral

Montipora niuginiis commonly referred to as pore coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended.


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

Montipora niugini. Papua New Guinea. Clumps of irregular branches. 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:
4329 
AphiaID:
287718 
Scientific:
Montipora niugini 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > niugini (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Arabian Sea, Indo Pacific, Java, Papua New Guinea, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Timor 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
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:
2012-04-20 20:16:04 

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


Characters: Colonies are up to 0.3 metres across, although larger clusters of colonies formed by fragmentation occur together. Colonies have submassive bases and small irregular branches. The colony surface is completely smooth. Corallites are small, immersed and indistinct. The coenosteum is very fine and devoid of ornamentation.

Colour: Pale cream, mauve or blue.

Habitat: Shallow environments protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora altasepta , Montipora digitata , Montipora samarensis

External links

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

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Montipora niugini. Papua New Guinea. Clumps of irregular branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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