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Leptastrea pruinosa Stony corals


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lexID:
1765 
AphiaID:
207472 
Scientific:
Leptastrea pruinosa 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Corals 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > pruinosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Crossland, 1952 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Austral Islands, Australia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
6 - 15 Meter 
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:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-22 21:13:20 

Captive breeding / propagation

Leptastrea pruinosa is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Leptastrea pruinosa, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

Leptastrea pruinosa Crossland, 1952

Similar Species: Readily identified underwater by having extended polyps during the day. Skeletons are differentiated from Leptastrea purpurea by having granulated septa giving a frosted appearance.

Commonly chocolate brown or pink with green or cream calices.

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