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Pectinia alcicornis Antler coral

Pectinia alcicornisis commonly referred to as Antler coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
644 
AphiaID:
288403 
Scientific:
Pectinia alcicornis 
German:
Kamm-Koralle 
English:
Antler Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > alcicornis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Saville-Kent, ), 1871 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
5 - 25 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-15 16:06:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

Pectinia alcicornis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Pectinia alcicornis, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Info

Description: Colonies are irregular clusters of fluted flat laminae with exsert costae forming upwardly projecting spires and short walls. Upward projecting spires may be tall, becoming the dominant part of the colony. Columellae are well developed. Costae are characteristically toothed.
Color: Mixtures of greens, yellows and browns with central parts of colonies usually darker than peripheral parts.

Habitat: Turbid water, especially on horizontal substrates.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Pectinia paeonia.

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.



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Pectinia alcicornis. Philippines. Small colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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