Dipsastraea laxais commonly referred to as Knob coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 750 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5940 AphiaID: 758235 Scientific: Dipsastraea laxa German: Hirnkoralle English: Knob Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Dipsastraea (Genus) > laxa (Species) Initial determination: (Klunzinger, ), 1879 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Sudan Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Comores, East Africa, Egypt, Great Barrier Reef, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Timor, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen Sea depth: Meter Size: up to 19.69" (50 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 164.98 gal (~ 750L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Not evaluated (NE) More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2013-08-24 22:11:18
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Dipsastraea laxa (Klunzinger, 1879)
Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are conical and uniform in shape. They show both extra- and intratentacular budding. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. Septa are fine and neatly arranged. Costae are also neat; a tiny line of demarcation, visible underwater, separates costae of adjacent corallites.
Colour: Uniform, usually pale brown or pinkish-brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common in the Red Sea, uncommon elsewhere.
Similar species: Favia helianthoides
Text source: Corals of the world by JEN Charlie Veron
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