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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) More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-12-24 14:59:21
Last edit: 2019-04-12 19:52:58
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).
Favia truncata Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym)
Favia truncatus Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym, wrong spelling)
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