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Pavona explanulata


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lexID:
5239 
AphiaID:
207306 
Scientific:
Pavona explanulata 
German:
Schlängelseptenkoralle 
English:
Leaf Coral, Peacock Coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > explanulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Saudi Arabia, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Kiribati, Djibouti, Sudan, Kuwait, Israel, Tuvalu, India, Vietnam, Australia, Fiji, Giappone, Guam, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isole Salomon, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Zelanda, Oceano Indiano, Pacifico occidentale, Polinesia Francese, Samoa americane, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tailandia, Vanuatu 
Size:
70 cm - 100 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale non indicato per i neofiti 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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:
2013-04-07 22:36:15 

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(Lamarck, 1816)

Very special thanks for the two first photos to George Keoki" Stender from Hawaii.

Despite of a relative large dissemination area, the zooxanthellate Pavona explanulata is not a common coral.
It lives usually in water depths up to 40 meters in subtidial, steep reefs with clear, flat, or even turbulent water.

Colors: grey, brown, pink, purple, green or yellow, sometimes spotted.

So far we have not yet seen regular offers for this coral in the sea water trade, eventhough cuttings are possible by fragmentation.

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