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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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Profile 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)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2012-03-18 14:12:39
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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.
Similar Species: Porites sillimaniana. Corallites are similar to those of P. cylindrica.
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