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Goniopora somaliensis

Goniopora somaliensisis commonly referred to as Stony Corals. Difficulty in the aquarium: To nie jest zwierzę dla początkujących. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Goniopora columna - Margerittenkoralle, Aufnahme von Michael Mrutzek

Goniopora columna - Margerittenkoralle
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lexID:
1766 
AphiaID:
207212 
Scientific:
Goniopora somaliensis 
German:
Margeritenkoralle 
English:
Stony Corals 
Category:
Koralowce twarde LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > somaliensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1907 
Sea depth:
2 - 10 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
To nie jest zwierzę dla początkujących 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2020-06-20 12:12:58 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Description: Colonies are thick or thin encrusting plates, sometimes over 2 metres across, with shallow calices forming a smooth surface. Corallites are 3-5 millimetres diameter. Polyps are short, giving colonies a carpet-like appearance, but are often retracted during the day.
Color: Usually grey or brown, often with polyps and surrounding tissue of contrasting colour.
Habitat: Sheltered reef environments, especially beneath overhangs.
Abundance: Uncommon but conspicuous.
Similar Species: Goniopora polyformis, which does not form big colonies and has irregular upgrowths. Alveopora spongiosa may have a similar growth-form and colouration.

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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 29.11.07#1
Sehr schöne Koralle die leider ein nur langsames Wachstum hat. Kommt selten in den Handel. Empfindlich gegenüber jeder Art von Kontakt d.h. muß mit ausreichend Platz zu anderen sessilen Tieren platziert werden. Moderate Strömung und mittlere Lichtintensität scheinen die optimalen Umgebungsbedingungen zu sein. Muß nicht gefüttert werden.
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