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Leptoseris scabra

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Leptoseris scabra. Philippines. Colonies are commonly flat laminae with an irregular surface. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4395 
Scientific:
Leptoseris scabra 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > scabra (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1907 
Occurrence:
Laccadive Sea, Celebes Sea, Chile, Vietnam, Réunion , Ecuador, Tuvalu, Comores, Panama, India, Australia, Barriera corallina, Bunaken, Cina, Coralsea, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Giava, Golfo della California, Golfo di Aden, Guam, Hawaii, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Isole Tuamoto, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mar rosso, Mare di banda, Mauritius, Messico (Pacifico orientale), Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Nuova Zelanda, Oceano Indiano, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudafrica, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tailandia, Taiwan, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
8 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
fitoplancton, Plancton, zooplancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-01 17:59:39 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Leptoseris scabra are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Leptoseris scabra, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Leptoseris scabra, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Vaughan, 1907

Characters: Colonies are composed of encrusting, unifacial laminae which may become highly contorted forming hollow columns or tubes. A central corallite may be distinguishable. Corallites become more widely spaced towards the colony perimeter. They are irregular and usually outwardly inclined. Long and short septo-costae strongly alternate and are interlinked in complex patterns.

Colour: Dull grey, brown or green, usually with white margins.

Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhung walls in deeper water.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Leptoseris solida , Leptoseris striata

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