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Echinopora lamellosa Blue Chalice, Leafy Hedgehog coral

Echinopora lamellosais commonly referred to as Blue Chalice, Leafy Hedgehog coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Echinopora lamellosa 
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
Blue Chalice, Leafy Hedgehog Coral 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > lamellosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Esper, ), 1795 
Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, Kuwait, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, 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, New Guinea, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Quatar, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Easy to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2007-05-09 00:31:23 

Captive breeding / propagation

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


(Esper, 1795)

Description: Colonies are thin laminae arranged in whorls or tiers or, rarely, forming tubes. Stands over 5 metres across are not unusual. Corallites are relatively thin walled and small (2.5-4 mm diameter). Columellae are small and compact, and paliform lobes are well developed.
Color: Amber, pale to dark brown or greenish, often with darker brown or green calices.
Habitat: May be a dominant species in shallow water habitats with flat substrates.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Echinopora ashmorensis, E. pacificus and E. gemmacea

Echinastrea rosularia (Lamarck, 1816)
Echinopora concinna Verrill, 1901
Echinopora elegans Verrill, 1901
Echinopora flexuosa Verrill, 1901
Echinopora reflexa Dana, 1846
Echinopora rosularia Lamarck, 1816
Echinopora striatula Studer, 1878
Echinopora undulata Dana, 1846
Madrepora lamellosa Esper, 1795

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > Echinopora lamellosa (Species)

External links

  1. Australian Institute of Marine Science (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Corals of the World (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

Private Nachzuchten



Husbandry know-how of owners

am 19.10.07#1
hallo ,
ich habe diese koralle als kleinen ableger bekommen . habe sie im oberen teil positioniert mit mittlerer strömung . beleuchtet wird mit 8x54 watt T5 welches der koralle richtig gut tut ; sprich sie wächst verdammt gut ! tip : nicht so weit ober positionieren !
auch sollte man unbedingt darauf achten das sie keine anderen korallen vernesset ... nachts kommen aus ihr "kampftentakel" welche bis zu 10cm lang werden und alles vernesseln was ihnen in die quere kommt "also achtung" !!!
ansonsten ein recht pflegeleichtes tier ! was auch im blauen licht phopsphorisierend rüber kommt ; also hübsch anzuschauen !
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