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Meandrina meandrites

Meandrina meandritesis commonly referred to as Stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Średnio trudny. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Meandrina meandrites 
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
Stony Coral 
Koralowce twarde LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Meandrinidae (Family) > Meandrina (Genus) > meandrites (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Sea depth:
0,5 - 80 Meter 
bis zu 35cm 
24°C - 26°C 
~ 150 Liter 
Średnio trudny 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
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Last edit:
2020-04-24 17:18:31 

Captive breeding / propagation

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


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

Meandrina meandrites
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Characters: Colonies are submassive and meandroid, often forming thick plates. They are rarely columnar. Valleys radiate from the original point of growth and divide at regular intervals maintaining a constant width. Septo-costae of adjacent valleys are seldom joined at the top of valley walls and are evenly spaced. Orders alternate at the colony periphery and sometimes elsewhere.

Colour: Grey or pale brown.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon but conspicuous.

Taxonomic note: The validity of Meandrina braziliensis as distinct from M. meandrites may be artificial. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982), Cairns (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

Brachymaeandrina pachychila (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Coeloria pachychila (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Ctenophyllia pachyphylla (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Ctenophyllia pectinata (Lamarck, 1801)
Ctenophyllia profunda Dana, 1846
Ctenophyllia quadrata Dana, 1846
Goreaugyra memorialis Wells, 1973
Madrepora labyrinthica Pallas, 1766
Madrepora meandrites Linnaeus, 1758
Maeandra (Platygyra) labyrinthica var. leptochila Ehrenberg, 1834
Maeandra (Platygyra) labyrinthica var. pachychila Ehrenberg, 1834
Maeandrina labyrinthica (Pallas, 1766)
Manicina maeandrites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Manicina pachyphylla Ehrenberg, 1834
Manicina pectinata (Lamarck, 1801)
Meandra labyrinthiformis Oken, 1815
Meandrina labyrinthica (Pallas, 1766)
Meandrina meandrites f. meandrites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Meandrina meandrites f. memorialis (Wells, 1973)
Meandrina meandrites meandrites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Meandrina meandrites meandrites f. memoriales (Wells, 1973)
Meandrina meandrites meandrites f. typica Zlatarski, 1982
Meandrina pectinata Lamarck, 1801
Pectinia caribaea Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864
Pectinia cariboea Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860
Pectinia disticha Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860
Pectinia elegans Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860
Pectinia meandrites (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pectinia pachyphyllia (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Pectinia pectinata (Lamarck, 1801)
Pectinia profunda (Dana, 1846)
Pectinia quadrata (Dana, 1846)
Pectinia sebae Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851
Platygyra labyrinthica var. pachychila (Ehrenberg, 1834)

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



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Copyright Wolfram Sander, Maria La Gorda,Cuba
© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
Meandrina meandrites. Caribbean. Surface of a submassive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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