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Montipora venosa Stony Coral


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lexID:
1770 
AphiaID:
207139 
Scientific:
Montipora venosa 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > venosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ehrenberg, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Hong Kong, Eritrea, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Kuwait, Sudan, (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Caroline Island, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Quatar, Queensland, Réunion , Rodriguez, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bangai Archipelago, the Cargados Carajos Shoals, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Togean Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances, Dissolved organic substances, 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:
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-03-28 19:19:38 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

"From Corals of the World (JEN Veron)"

Montipora venosa
Ehrenberg, 1834

Characters: Colonies are massive. Corallites are a mixture; some slightly exsert, others foveolate (funnel-shaped). Tuberculae and papillae are absent.

Colour: Usually pale brown or blue (which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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