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Echinopora horrida Echinopora horrida

Echinopora horridais commonly referred to as Echinopora horrida. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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

Echinopora horrida. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Contorted branches. Polyps are partly extended. 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:
4366 
AphiaID:
288342 
Scientific:
Echinopora horrida 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Echinopora Horrida 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > horrida (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dana, 1846 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
3 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-09-26 22:24:42 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Echinopora horrida are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Echinopora horrida, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Echinopora horrida, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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

Echinopora horrida
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are composed of contorted branches, sometimes with flat laminar bases. Stands over 5 metres across and one metre high are not unusual. Corallites are 4-6 millimetres diameter, thick walled and have six thick primary septa. The coenosteum is covered with tall spinules.

Colour: Dark brown, cream or green.

Habitat: Forms large stands on protected horizontal substrates including shallow reefs and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Chevalier (1975), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

External links

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

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Echinopora horrida. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Contorted branches. Polyps are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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