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Porites echinulata

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Porites echinulata. Red Sea. A large columnar colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4195 
AphiaID:
207245 
Scientific:
Porites echinulata 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Koralowce twarde SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > echinulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
Red Sea 
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
plankton, światło/zooksantelle 
Tank:
~ 300 Liter 
Difficulty:
To nie jest zwierzę dla początkujących 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-12 23:26:18 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Klunzinger, 1879

Description: Colonies are massive, flat or consisting of flat-topped columns. The coenosteum between corallites is granulated giving a rough appearance which can be seen underwater.
Color: Grey or tan.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Porites lichen, which has thick walls and a tendency for corallites to form valleys. Corallites are similar to those of P. australiensis.

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