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Porites deformis. Philippines. A large stand of contorted branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4190 Scientific: Porites deformis German: kurzpolypige Steinkoralle English: stony coral Category: Coralli duri SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > deformis (Species) Initial determination: Nemenzo, 1955 Occurrence: Australia, Coralsea, Fiji, Filippine, Giava, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isole Salomon, Malesia, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Singapore, Taiwan, Timor Est, Vanuatu Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce Tank: ~ 250 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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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are thin basal laminae and nodular branches that fuse into clumps. Corallites are superficial and branch surfaces are smooth. Tentacles are sometimes extended during the day.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Similar Species: Porites cumulatus. Corallites are similar to those of P. horizontalata and P. rus.
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