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Sandalolitha dentata. Indonesia. Corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4145 AphiaID: 291009 Scientific: Sandalolitha dentata German: Pilzkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Coralli duri LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Sandalolitha (Genus) > dentata (Species) Initial determination: Quelch, 1884 Occurrence: Christmas Islands, Filippine, Giava, Indonesia, Isole Salomon, Maldive, Malesia, Papua Nuova Guinea, Tailandia, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu Size: 30 cm - 50 cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: fitoplancton, Plancton, zooplancton, Zooxantelle/Luce Tank: ~ 1000 Liter Difficulty: Animale per esperti!! quasi impossibile da mantenere bene 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: 2012-02-17 03:24:52
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
"Description: Colonies are flat and irregular in shape, with corallites mostly in the central area. An axial furrow can be seen in small specimens. Septa vary greatly in height.
Color: Brown or mottled, usually with white corallite centres.
Habitat: Deep protected environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Sandalolitha robusta."
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