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Leptoseris tubulifera Stony coral

Leptoseris tubuliferais commonly referred to as Stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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

Leptoseris tubulifera. Indonesia. Surface detail showing the strong striations of costae. 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:
4393 
AphiaID:
207288 
Scientific:
Leptoseris tubulifera 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > tubulifera (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1907 
Occurrence:
Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Celebes Sea, Fiji, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
15 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-06-25 21:57:06 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Leptoseris tubulifera are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Leptoseris tubulifera, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Leptoseris tubulifera, 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.”
Vaughan, 1907

Characters: Colonies are horizontal to vertical, unifacial, broad, irregular fronds. Fronds form upright cylindrical tubes which may be tall and branched. Corallites are irregular and only slightly outwardly inclined.

Colour: Pale- or orange-brown.

Habitat: Deep water.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptoseris gardineri , Leptoseris scabra , Leptoseris striata

External links

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

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Leptoseris tubulifera. Indonesia. Surface detail showing the strong striations of costae. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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