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Favia leptophylla

Favia leptophyllais commonly referred to as knob coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien

Favia leptophylla. Brazil. Showing the typically smooth surface of a large massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
4390 
AphiaID:
288073 
Scientific:
Favia leptophylla 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Knob Coral 
Category:
Koralowce twarde LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Favia (Genus) > leptophylla (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1868 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-12-04 18:43:02 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Favia leptophylla Verrill, 1868

Characters: Colonies are massive, flattened rather than hemispherical and commonly over one metre across. Corallites are compact, neatly rounded and uniform in size. Septo-costae are exsert and are equal and uniformly spaced.

Colour: Uniform dark grey with pale grey oral discs.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Generally uncommon.

Similar species: Favia favus , Favia marshae

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Amaral (1992). Additional identification guide: Hetzel and Castro (1994).

Synonymised names:
Heliastraea aperta Verrill, 1868 (synonym)
Montastraea aperta (Verrill, 1868) (synonym, previous combination)
Orbicella aperta (Verrill, 1868) (synonymy)

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. SeaLifeBase (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Favia leptophylla. Brazil. Showing the typically smooth surface of a large massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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