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Porites latistella

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Porites latistella. Papua New Guinea. Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4227 
Scientific:
Porites latistella 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coralli duri SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > latistella (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quelch, 1884 
Occurrence:
Fiji, Filippine, Giava, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Madagascar, Malesia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Oceania, Oceano Indiano, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thaiti, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-18 14:12:39 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Quelch, 1886

Description: Colonies are thin basal laminae and twisted flattened branches. Corallites are aligned in irregular rows along the branches.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites sillimaniana. Corallites are similar to those of P. cylindrica.

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