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Ctenactis crassa Mushroom coral


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lexID:
1287 
AphiaID:
288875 
Scientific:
Ctenactis crassa 
German:
Pilzkoralle 
English:
Mushroom Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Ctenactis (Genus) > crassa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Eritrea, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Central Pazific, Circumtropic, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, The Bangai Archipelago, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Togean Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
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:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-04 10:28:21 

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Characters: Polyps are elongate, with an axial furrow extending almost to the polyp ends. Several mouths are arranged along the axial furrow but do not occur outside the furrow.

Colour: Pale brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes protected from strong wave action and on sandy floored reef lagoons.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Ctenactis echinata

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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