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Pectinia maxima

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Pectinia?? maxima. Papua New Guinea. A large colony with long valleys. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4254 
Scientific:
Pectinia maxima 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > maxima (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Moll & Best, ), 1984 
Occurrence:
Bunaken, Filippine, Giava, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Malesia, Oceania, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
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:
2012-03-25 16:24:33 

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Moll and Borel-Best, 1984

Description: Colonies may be over one metre across and consist of compacted, vertical, bifacial laminae up to 0.6 metres high together with horizontal basal laminae. Some colonies consist only of vertical laminae or (rarely) only of horizontal laminae. Corallites are widely spaced, flush with the surface and are distributed irregularly. Septo-costae are prominent and parallel from the base to the margins of fronds. Columellae are a loose aggregation of spines.
Color: Always yellowish-cream with dark basal parts and pale peripheral parts.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments protected from wave action and where the water is slightly turbid.
Abundance: Usually uncommon, distinctive.
Similar Species: Pectinia lactuca, which has less tendency to form upright fronds and P. ayleni, which has primarily horizontal laminae.


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