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Porites decasepta Hump Coral


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lexID:
11050 
AphiaID:
288895 
Scientific:
Porites decasepta 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Hump Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > decasepta (Species) 
Initial determination:
Claereboudt, 2006 
Occurrence:
Arabian Sea, Endemic species 
Sea depth:
4 - 7 Meter 
Size:
up to 2.76" (7 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-18 07:47:34 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Porites decasepta are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Porites decasepta, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Porites decasepta, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Claereboudt, 2007

Very special thanks for the first photos of the beautiful bright blue Porites decasepta to Dr. Michel Claereboudt from the Oman.
This species is known from the Bar Al-Hikman reef complex and West of the Island Masiraalong the Arabian Sea, coast of the Sultanate of Oman, where the coral is locally common.
Despite extensive surveys this species was not observed in the Gulf of Oman, the coral appears restritced to the Arabian Sea.

Porites decasepta differs from all other species of Porites by its unusual septal arrangement.
Similar species: Superficially similar to Porites okinawensis.

From Corals of the World by Charlie Veron:

Characters: Colonies are small (<100 mm diameter), encrusting. Corallites are <1 mm diameter and flush with the colony surface. The Porites pattern of septal fusion is barely distinguishable as the ventra triplet is not formed.

Colour: Bright blue.

Similar Species: Superficially similar to Porites okinawensis however this has a fully developend ventral triplet.

Habitat: Shallow exposed reef.

Abundance: Common

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > Porites decasepta (Species)

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