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Leptoseris explanata


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lexID:
4399 
Scientific:
Leptoseris explanata 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Koralowce twarde LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > explanata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 
Occurrence:
Sulawesi, Vietnam, Guam, Réunion , Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Australia, Tuvalu, Gulf of Aden, Java, Malaysia, Oceania, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia, Laccadive Sea, Micronesia, Philippines, Vanuatu, Great Barrier Reef, Coral sea, Marschall Islands, Palau, the Seychelles, the Andaman Sea, Taiwan, Fiji, Madagascar, New Caledonia, Red Sea, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Chiny, Japonia, Morza południowo chińskiego 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fitoplankton, plankton, światło/zooksantelle, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Średnio trudny 
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)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2018-01-01 17:45:23 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Yabe and Sugiyama, 1941

Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which may be horizontal with entire or lobed margins, or contorted and partly upright. Corallites are widely spaced and outwardly inclined. Long and short septo-costae alternate strongly and form fine but conspicuous radiating striations.

Colour: Pale brown or yellow-brown, often with white margins.

Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhung faces, especially of lower reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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