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Dipsastraea truncata knob coral

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Favia truncatus. Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean. Colony surface. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
1781 
AphiaID:
758228 
Scientific:
Dipsastraea truncata 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Knob Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Dipsastraea (Genus) > truncata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Veron, ), 2000 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indo Pacific, Papua New Guinea, South-Pazific 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
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:
2019-04-12 19:52:58 

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Dipsastraea truncata(Veron, 2000)

Characters: Colonies are massive, flat or hemispherical. Corallites are typically inclined on the colony surface, facing downwards on hemispherical surfaces. Corallite walls have sharp rims except for colonies from very shallow water. The lower part of the wall of inclined corallites is commonly immersed, giving the upper part a hooded appearance. Septa are widely spaced and irregular in size. Paliform crowns are well developed.

Colour: Uniform yellowish-green or brown.

Habitat: Most shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common in equatorial regions.

Similar species: Favia pallida , Favia speciosa

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Synonymised names:
Favia truncata Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym)
Favia truncatus Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym, wrong spelling)

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