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Montipora niugini

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Montipora niugini. Papua New Guinea. Clumps of irregular branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4329 
AphiaID:
287718 
Scientific:
Montipora niugini 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Coralli duri SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > niugini (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Giava, Golfo Persico, Indopacifico, Isole Salomon, Mar Cinese meridionale, Mar rosso, Papua Nuova Guinea, Sulawesi, Timor Est 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-20 20:16:04 

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


Characters: Colonies are up to 0.3 metres across, although larger clusters of colonies formed by fragmentation occur together. Colonies have submassive bases and small irregular branches. The colony surface is completely smooth. Corallites are small, immersed and indistinct. The coenosteum is very fine and devoid of ornamentation.

Colour: Pale cream, mauve or blue.

Habitat: Shallow environments protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora altasepta , Montipora digitata , Montipora samarensis

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