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Oxypora cf. lacera Scroll Coral


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lexID:
1578 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Oxypora cf. lacera 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Scroll Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Oxypora (Genus) > cf. lacera (Species) 
Occurrence:
Australia, Japan 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2007-05-09 02:02:07 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Oxypora lacera
Verrill, 1864

Its easy to keep, but its rare in german reef tanks. Middel Light is enough.

Similar Species: Oxypora glabra, which is distinguished by its lack of teeth on the costae. See also O. convoluta. May resemble Echinophyllia aspera underwater.


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