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Dipsastraea laxa Knob coral

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.


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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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-12 17:36:30 

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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

Synonymised names:
Favia laxa (Klunzinger, 1879) (previous combination)
Goniastrea laxa (Klunzinger, 1879) (previous combination)
Orbicella laxa Klunzinger, 1879 (original combination, basionym)

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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