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Porites australiensis. Tanzania. Variation in surface detail of colonies in shallow water. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 1656 Scientific: Porites australiensis German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony corals Category: Coralli duri SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > australiensis (Species) Initial determination: Vaughan, 1918 Occurrence: Australia, Barriera corallina, Coralsea, Papua Nuova Guinea Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 24°C - 27°C Food: Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce Tank: ~ 150 Liter Difficulty: Animale non indicato per i neofiti CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2005-10-16 11:46:59
Last edit: 2007-05-08 14:15:39
Colonies are hemispherical to helmet-shaped and may be large. The surface is smooth or has irregular humps and nodules. Similar species: Porites lobata. Calice characters are closest to P. myrmidonensis.
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