Montipora australiensisis commonly referred to as pore coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended.
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:
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Created: 2012-04-28 14:26:27
Last edit: 2012-04-28 14:26:27
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > Montipora australiensis (Species)
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