Sandalolitha bouchetiis commonly referred to as Mushroom coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8581 AphiaID: 716437 Scientific: Sandalolitha boucheti German: Pilzkoralle English: Mushroom Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Sandalolitha (Genus) > boucheti (Species) Initial determination: Hoeksema, 2012 Occurrence: Borneo (Kalimantan), Indo Pacific, Malaysia, Raja Amat, Sulawesi, Vanuatu, Western Pacific Ocean Size: 3.15" - 5.31" (8cm - 13.5cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 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:
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Created: 2015-07-22 19:30:27
Last edit: 2015-07-22 19:30:27
Very special thank for the first photo of Sandalolitha boucheti to Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden.
This mushrom coral was named in honour of Professor Philippe Bouchet, a french biologist and scientist whose primary scientific fields of study are malacology and taxonomy.
The coral can be distinguished from its congeners by dense and thin septa, fine serrated septal dentations, evenly distributed stomata.
Colour: light brown
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Sandalolitha (Genus) > Sandalolitha boucheti (Species)
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