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Favia stelligera

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Favia stelligera. Red Sea. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
3590 
Scientific:
Favia stelligera 
German:
Hinrkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Favia (Genus) > stelligera (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, 1846) 
Occurrence:
Australia, Barriera corallina, Filippine, Mar rosso, Tonga 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°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:
2011-03-21 11:10:35 

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

Favia stelligera
(Dana, 1846)

Characters: Colonies are spherical, columnar, hillocky or flat and may be several metres across. Corallites are evenly distributed and conical, with thick walls and small openings. Costae are equal and well developed. Those of adjacent corallites do not join. A crown of paliform lobes is usually clearly visible.

Colour: Uniform brown or green.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments where water movement is strong.<

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montastrea salebrosa , Plesiastrea versipora

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wijsman-Best (1972), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Randall and Myers (1983), Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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