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Porites harrisoni Porites harrisoni

Porites harrisoniis commonly referred to as Porites harrisoni. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 300 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
6869 
AphiaID:
288904 
Scientific:
Porites harrisoni 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Porites Harrisoni 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > harrisoni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Sudan, Kuwait, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Arabian Sea, Arabian Sea, Bahrain, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Irak, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen 
Size:
up to 35.43" (90 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
65.99 gal (~ 300L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-03-16 14:02:53 

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Veron, 2000 (2002)

Special thanks for the photo of Porites harrisoni to Professor Peter Harrison.

Colonies are usually less than one metre across. They have a wide range of submassive, nodular, columnar and branching growth-forms on a broad encrusting base.

Colour: Commonly dark brown, also pink or blue.

Habitat: Shallow fringing reefs.

Abundance: Locally common and may be a dominant species.

Similar species: Porites compressa , Porites nodifera

Taxonomic note: Taxonomic note: This species in the western Indian Ocean has been called Porites compressa. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002). Additional identification guide: Carpenter et al. (1997, as Porites compressa).

Charlie J.E.N. Veron, Corals of the world.

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. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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