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Pocillopora fungiformis

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Pocillopora fungiformis. Madagascar. Colonies are usually encrusting but have widely spaced branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4234 
AphiaID:
289248 
Scientific:
Pocillopora fungiformis 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coralli duri SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > fungiformis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Mauritius 
Size:
bis zu 200cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 500 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
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Last edit:
2012-03-18 19:55:17 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Description: Colonies are up to 2 metres across and are primarily encrusting. Large colonies have upright or inclined bifurcating branches up to 0.2 metres long. They mostly have flattened ends. Verrucae are irregular. On inclined branches these are better developed on upper surfaces. Branches are tall and upright, almost cylindrical in section, becoming flattened towards the tip. Verrucae are elongate but have irregular sizes and are irregularly distributed on branches. Corallites are closely compacted and cellular, with one septum more developed than the others.
Color: Greenish-brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments exposed to strong wave action.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Pocillopora effusus, which has less development of branches and has larger, less crowded corallites. See also P. woodjonesi, which has substantially larger, less compact, branches.

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