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Leptastrea transversa

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Leptastrea transversa. Philippines. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4402 
Scientific:
Leptastrea transversa 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > transversa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
Réunion , Cebu, Lord Howe Island, Chile, Comores, Somalia, Laccadive Sea, Tuvalu, India, Celebes Sea, Vietnam, Togo, Atollo di Johnston, Australia, Barriera corallina, Bunaken, Christmas Islands, Cina, Coralsea, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Giava, Golfo di Aden, Guam, Hawaii, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Isole Tuamoto, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Mar delle Andamane, Mar rosso, Mare di banda, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Oceano Indiano, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Picairns, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tailandia, Taiwan, Thaiti, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
20 cm - 25 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
fitoplancton, Plancton, zooplancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 150 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
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 11:50:54 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron and Pichon, 1977

Characters: Colonies are massive, flat or hillocky. Septa are in unequal cycles with approximately six widely spaced exsert primary septa plunging down to a small columella. Columellae are simple fused ridges. Tentacles are sometimes partly extended during the day.

Colour: Dark grey, tan or brown.

Habitat: Sheltered reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes locally abundant.

Similar species: Parasimplastrea sheppardi

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