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Montipora australiensis pore coral

Montipora australiensisis 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 australiensis. Seychelle Islands. Vertical coenosteum ridges can be seen. 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:
4356 
AphiaID:
287693 
Scientific:
Montipora australiensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > australiensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Australia, Chile, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
19.69" - 39.37" (50cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°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:
2012-04-28 14:26:27 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Bernard, 1897

Characters: Colonies are thick plates and irregular columns. Corallites are both immersed and exsert, the latter having a prominent ring of fused thecal papillae. Fine ridges of coenosteum, which are mostly vertical on branches, join corallites forming a network.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments exposed to strong wave action.

Abundance: Rare.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > Montipora australiensis (Species)

External links

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

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