Montipora peltiformisis commonly referred to as Velvet coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended.
lexID: 589 AphiaID: 207180 Scientific: Montipora peltiformis German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Velvet Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > peltiformis (Species) Initial determination: Bernard, 1897 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Eritrea (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Midway Islands, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Rodriguez, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Cargados Carajos Shoals, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Sea depth: 0 - 50 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Easy to breed 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 in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-09-10 13:32:29
Last edit: 2017-12-21 17:14:28
Captive breeding / propagation
Montipora peltiformis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade
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Similar Species: Montipora turtlensis, which has a very similar range of growth-forms but distinctive corallites. See also M. efflorescens and M. stilosa.
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