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Astreopora incrustans

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Astreopora incrustans. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Being overgrown by A. myriophthalma. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4161 
Scientific:
Astreopora incrustans 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Astreopora incrustans 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > incrustans (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1896 
Occurrence:
Australia, Barriera corallina, Giappone 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
Mangime in polvere, Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 100 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:
2012-02-25 11:37:34 

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

Astreopora incrustans
Bernard, 1896

Characters: Colonies are flat, encrusting and commonly over one metre across. They are irregularly shaped, sometimes forming short columns and tubes. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Dark green, brown or grey.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics but sometimes common in subtropical Japan.

Similar species: Astreopora moretonensis

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Yabe, Sugiyama and Eguchi (1936). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).


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