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Blastomussa wellsi Blastomussa wellsi

Blastomussa wellsiis commonly referred to as Blastomussa wellsi. Difficulty in the aquarium: Easy. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Blastomussa wellsi 
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
Blastomussa Wellsi 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Blastomussa (Genus) > wellsi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wijsman-Best, 1973 
Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
2 - 40 Meter 
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Dustfood , Lobster eggs, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
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Catalog of Life:
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Last edit:
2017-10-20 09:03:50 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Blastomussa wellsi are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Blastomussa wellsi, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Blastomussa wellsi, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


Wijsman-Best, 1973

Description: Colonies are phaceloid, rarely subplocoid. Corallites are 9-14 millimetres diameter. Septa are not arranged in cycles and are numerous. They have small blunt teeth. Mantles, but not tentacles, are extended during the day and may form a continuous surface obscuring the underlying growth-form.
Color: Mantles are usually dark grey, but may be red or green. Oral discs are usually green but may be red or dark grey.
Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action, and turbid environments.

Similar Species: Blastomussa merleti. See also the euphyllid Nemenzophyllia turbida and the faviid Montastrea multipunctata, both of which have fleshy mantles.

Blastomussa (Blastomussa) wellsi Wijsman-Best, 1973

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Blastomussa (Genus) > Blastomussa wellsi (Species)

External links

  1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.



Husbandry know-how of owners

am 11.03.08#1
Die Kolonie vergrößert sich eindeutig langsamer als B. merletti.
Während die ausgebreiteten Polypenlappen der B. merletti nur etwa 1-1,5 cm breit sind, sind die von mir gepflegte B. wellsi bis etwa 5 cm breit.
Wächste auch im extrem (N-Verbindungen praktisch 0,00 mg und P-Verbindungen auch kaum höher) nährstoffarmen Mileu, bei Futtergaben, wie auch bei B. merletti, sehr gut. Mit anderen Grosspolypigen Arten oder gar Anemonen habe ich da schon mehr Schwierigkeiten. Aber auch in Becken mit nährstoffreicheren Mileu hatte ich keine Probleme.
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