Goniopora djiboutiensisis commonly referred to as Sunflower Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 659 AphiaID: 207210 Scientific: Goniopora djiboutiensis German: Sonnenschein-Koralle English: Sunflower Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > djiboutiensis (Species) Initial determination: Vaughan, 1907 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Kuwait , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Djibouti , Sudan (the) Maldives, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Comores, Egypt, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 5 - 20 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Cyclops, Dustfood , Lobster eggs, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Not for beginners 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 in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-09-11 17:50:53
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Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Goniopora djiboutiensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Goniopora djiboutiensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Goniopora djiboutiensis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Description: Colonies are submassive or are short thick columns. Columellae are prominent, dome-shaped, and commonly divided into six parts, each part having a deltaic pattern of four septa. Polyps have large oral cones.
Color: Pale or dark brown or green. Oral cones are usually white or blue (which may photograph pink).
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