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Cyphastrea chalcidicum


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lexID:
1671 
Scientific:
Cyphastrea chalcidicum 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony corals 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Cyphastrea (Genus) > chalcidicum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Australia, Barriera corallina, Coralsea, Indopacifico, Mar rosso, Papua Nuova Guinea 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
fitoplancton, Plancton, zooplancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-09 00:27:02 

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Description: Colonies are encrusting to massive, with a tendency to form columns. Corallites are usually widely spaced and conical, with clearly alternating costae which are easily visible underwater. There are 12 primary septa.
Color:
Usually uniform brown, green or cream with corallite walls and calices of contrasting colours.
Habitat: A wide range of reefs, also rocky foreshores of subtropical locations.
Abundance: Common, but less so than C. serailia.
Similar Species: Cyphastrea serailia.


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