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Leptastrea aequalis

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Leptastrea aequalis. Madagascar. Surface of a colony showing evenly spaced compact corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4406 
Scientific:
Leptastrea aequalis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > aequalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2002 
Occurrence:
Cebu, India, Celebes Sea, Australia, Bunaken, Christmas Islands, Filippine, Giava, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mare di banda, Micronesia, Nuova Guinea, Papua Nuova Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tailandia, Timor Est 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
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)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-19 12:41:16 

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


Characters: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are rounded and clearly plocoid, with thick walls. Corallites are often uniformly inclined on the colony surface. Septa are in two indistinct orders, primary septa being numerous and equal. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are rare.

Colour: Cream with dark calices.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare, except at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll.

Similar species: Leptastrea bottae , Leptastrea inaequalis , Leptastrea transversa

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