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Profile lexID: 5940 AphiaID: 758235 Scientific: Dipsastraea laxa German: Hirnkoralle English: Knob Coral Category: Coralli duri LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Dipsastraea (Genus) > laxa (Species) Initial determination: (Klunzinger, ), 1879 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Réunion , Mozambique , Tansania , Brunei Darussalam , Saudi Arabia , Sudan , Yemen , Myanmar , The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands) , Comores , Mayotte , Vietnam , Cambodia Africa occidentale, Australia, Barriera corallina, Egitto, Filippine, Giappone, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isole Salomon, Kenia, Madagascar, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Nuova Caledonia, Oceano Indiano, Papua Nuova Guinea, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudafrica, Tailandia, Taiwan, Timor Est, Vanuatu Sea depth: Meter Size: bis zu 50cm Temperature: 22°C - 28°C Food: Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce Tank: ~ 750 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)) Red List: Not evaluated (NE) More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2013-08-24 22:11:18
Last edit: 2019-04-12 17:36:30
Dipsastraea laxa (Klunzinger, 1879)
Colonies are hemispherical. Corallites are conical and uniform in shape. They show both extra- and intratentacular budding. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. Septa are fine and neatly arranged. Costae are also neat; a tiny line of demarcation, visible underwater, separates costae of adjacent corallites.
Colour: Uniform, usually pale brown or pinkish-brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common in the Red Sea, uncommon elsewhere.
Similar species: Favia helianthoides
Text source: Corals of the world by JEN Charlie Veron
Favia laxa (Klunzinger, 1879) (previous combination)
Goniastrea laxa (Klunzinger, 1879) (previous combination)
Orbicella laxa Klunzinger, 1879 (original combination, basionym)
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