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Porites attenuata

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Porites attenuata. Philippines. With P. cylindrica (left). Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4228 
AphiaID:
288890 
Scientific:
Porites attenuata 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Koralowce twarde SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > attenuata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1955 
Occurrence:
Timor, Samoa, Oceania, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Taiwan, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Tonga, Fiji, Singapore, Palau, Indo Pacific, Sumatra, Philippines, New Caledonia 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
piaskówki, plankton 
Tank:
~ 250 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:
2012-03-18 14:42:44 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1955

Description: Colonies are sturdy fused branches with rounded tips. Corallites are moderately excavated. The coenosteum is coarse.
Color: Usually mustard or bright yellow-green, also pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which has finer branches and less excavated corallites. See also P. tuberculosa.

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