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Montipora florida pore coral

Montipora floridais commonly referred to as pore coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended.


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

Montipora florida. Philippines. Upright whorls. 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:
4354 
AphiaID:
287706 
Scientific:
Montipora florida 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > florida (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1967 
Occurrence:
Bunaken, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Thailand, Timor 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
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:
2012-04-27 19:59:30 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1967

Characters: Colonies are composed of thin, unifacial laminae usually forming upright whorls. These whorls may be over one metre high and may cover a large area. They fall over at the slightest touch. The coenosteum is rough with small papillae. Most corallites are embedded; others are tiny and often inclined irregularly on tuberculae.

Colour: Pale brown or greenish.

Habitat: Shallow turbid environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montipora capricornis , Montipora foliosa

External links

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

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Montipora florida. Philippines. Upright whorls. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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