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Boninastrea boninensis Merulina Coral

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Fotos des Skeletts von Boninastrea boninensis aus dem Archiv von Dr. Charlie Veron (Corals of the World)

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lexID:
11058 
AphiaID:
289527 
Scientific:
Boninastrea boninensis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Merulina Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Boninastrea (Genus) > boninensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935 
Occurrence:
Flores, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Palau, Philippines, Taiwan, The Ryukyu Islands 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances, Dissolved organic substances, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-09-21 09:49:38 

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Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935

From "J.E.N." Charlie Veron´s Corals of the World

Characters: Colonies are massive with short, highly contorted valleys. Septa have well developed teeth. There are no columellae.

Colour: Yellowish-green.

Similar Species: Superficially resembles Platygyra contorta and Montigyra kenti.

Habitat: Shallow reef backs.

Abundance: Extremely rare.

Taxonomic Note: Type species of Boninastrea Yabe and Sugiyama, 1935. Very distinct species, but it is little known. Concerted efforts to find it in the Coral Triangle have not been successful.

Taxonomic References: Best and Suharsono (1991); Veron (2000a); Huang, Benzoni, Fukami et al. (2014);

Identification Guides: Nishihira and Veron (1995)"

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Boninastrea (Genus) > Boninastrea boninensis (Species)

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