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Pectinia alcicornis


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lexID:
644 
Scientific:
Pectinia alcicornis 
German:
Kamm-Koralle 
English:
Antler coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > alcicornis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Saville-Kent, ), 1871 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Marquesas Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Nauru, India, Myanmar, Australia, Barriera corallina, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Guam, Indonesia, Isole Salomon, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Oceano Indiano, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tailandia, Taiwan, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
5 - 25 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-02-15 16:06:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

Pectinia alcicornis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Pectinia alcicornis, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

Description: Colonies are irregular clusters of fluted flat laminae with exsert costae forming upwardly projecting spires and short walls. Upward projecting spires may be tall, becoming the dominant part of the colony. Columellae are well developed. Costae are characteristically toothed.
Color: Mixtures of greens, yellows and browns with central parts of colonies usually darker than peripheral parts.

Habitat: Turbid water, especially on horizontal substrates.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Pectinia paeonia.

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