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Profile lexID: 10394 Scientific: Pleuractis gravis German: Pilzkoralle English: Mushroom Coral Category: Coralli duri LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Pleuractis (Genus) > gravis (Species) Initial determination: (Nemenzo, ), 1955 Occurrence: Filippine, Nuova Caledonia, Papua Nuova Guinea, Vanuatu Sea depth: Meter Size: bis zu 20cm Temperature: °C - 27°C Food: Copepods, Amphipods, Daphnia salina, invertebrati, Mysis, zooplancton, Zooxantelle/Luce Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Not evaluated (NE) More related species: in this lexicon
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World"
Characters: Polyps are elongate, up to 200 mm long with irregular sides. They are thick and heavy and usually have a central arch and long axial furrow. Most septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. Peripheral mouths are sometimes formed.
Colour: Dark brown or reddish.
Fungia taiwanensis is less thick and has a relatively short axial furrow. Fungia seychellensis does not have an irregular shape nor peripheral mouths. See also Ctenactis echinata.
Habitat: Reef habitats.
Source: Corals of the World
Fungia (Pleuractis) gravis Nemenzo, 1955
Fungia gravis Nemenzo, 1955
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Pleuractis (Genus) > Pleuractis gravis (Species)
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