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lexID: 1668 AphiaID: 207103 Scientific: Acropora monticulosa German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Corals Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > monticulosa (Species) Initial determination: (Brüggemann, ), 1879 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, the Seychelles, Timor, Togean Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Sea depth: 1 - 12 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Easy to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-10-18 21:31:38
Last edit: 2007-05-08 14:50:18
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May form dome-shaped colonies over 3 metres across, composed of isolated subcolonies which are shaped like upturned hands. Colonies (or subcolonies) are digitate, with thick branches tapering to a small axial corallite. Colonies exposed to strong wave action have pyramid-shaped branchlets. Radial corallites are uniform in size and usually arranged in rows.
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Madrepora monticulosa Brüggemann, 1879
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > Acropora monticulosa (Species)
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