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Porites vaughani. Papua New Guinea. Detail of P. vaughani (below) and P. lichen (above). Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4217 Scientific: Porites vaughani German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: stony coral Category: Coralli duri SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > vaughani (Species) Initial determination: Crossland, 1952 Occurrence: Australia, Bunaken, Coralsea, Fiji, Filippine, Giava, Golfo del Bengala, Guam, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isole Salomon, Madagascar, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Mar delle Andamane, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Oceania, Oceano Indiano, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thaiti, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: ~ 28°C Food: Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce Tank: ~ 350 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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Created: 2012-03-15 19:10:56
Last edit: 2012-03-15 19:10:56
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are encrusting, laminar or form columns. Corallites are widely spaced and separated by ridges. They are uniform in size within the same colony; those of colonies from exposed upper reef slopes are relatively small.
Color: Usually pale cream, pink or brown but may be bright green or purple.
Habitat: A wide range of environments.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites annae and P. lichen.
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