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Dipsastraea lacuna knob coral

Dipsastraea lacunais commonly referred to as knob coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
7570 
AphiaID:
758224 
Scientific:
Dipsastraea lacuna 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Knob Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Dipsastraea (Genus) > lacuna (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Veron, Turak & DeVantier, ), 2000 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mozambique, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tansania, the Seychelles, Yemen 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
659.94 gal (~ 3000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-12 17:31:39 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Dipsastraea lacuna (Veron, Turak & DeVantier, 2000)

Very special thanks for the first photo of Facia lacuna to Stefan Ogden from Oslo, he took the picture in Egypt, Al Bahr al Ahmar on the 3rd of August 2011.

This species occurs in the Red Sea, Kenya, Tanzania and Seychelles.

Colonies are submassive to massive, usually more than one metre across. Corallites are subplocoid, circular to irregular in shape, and crowded. The inner walls of corallites plunge vertically. Septa are thin, uniformly spaced and subequal, most reaching the columella deep within the calice. Costae of adjacent corallites do not meet, leaving a narrow ambulacral groove. There are no paliform lobes. Columellae are small and compact.

Colour: Tan with white centres.

Habitat: Shallow exposed reef environments.

Abundance: Common.
Source: Corals of the World by Charlie Veron

Synonymised names:
Favia lacuna Veron, Turak & DeVantier, 2000 (original combination, basionym)

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

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Copyright Stefan Odgen,Oslo, Foto aus Al Bahr al Ahmar, Ägypten
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