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Polyphyllia talpina

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lexID:
638 
Scientific:
Polyphyllia talpina 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Polyphyllia talpina 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Polyphyllia (Genus) > talpina (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, 1801) 
Occurrence:
Australia, Barriera corallina, Indonesia, Madagascar, Pacifico centrale, Papua Nuova Guinea, Samoa, Sulawesi 
Size:
bis zu 17cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, 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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-09 01:49:49 

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Polyphyllia talpina
Lamarck, 1801

Description: Colonies are free-living and elongate, with an axial furrow that may become indistinct. Colonies are occasionally Y, T or X shaped. Centres are evenly distributed over the upper surface. Primary septa are short and elliptical or petaloid. Secondary septa usually fuse around the primaries to form a background matrix. Tentacles are usually extended during the day; they are long and numerous.
Color: Grey, greenish or cream, with white tentacle tips.
Habitat: Reef slopes, especially where Fungia is common.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Polyphyllia novaehiberniae.

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