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Stylocoeniella armata. Papua New Guinea. Showing prominent coenosteum spinules on encrusting colonies. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 1945 AphiaID: 206950 Scientific: Stylocoeniella armata German: Sternkoralle English: Blushing Star Coral. Thorn Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Astrocoeniidae (Family) > Stylocoeniella (Genus) > armata (Species) Initial determination: (Ehrenberg, ), 1834 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Sudan , Djibouti (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, East Africa, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Melanesia, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 50 Meter Size: up to 19.69" (50 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) 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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Characters: Colonies are encrusting. Corallites are widely spaced and form excavations in the coenosteum. Septa are in two equal or subequal cycles. Each corallite has a prominent coenosteum style.
Similar Species: Stylocoeniella guentheri, which has smaller corallites with less prominent coenosteum styles. See also Madracis kirbyi and the poritid Poritipora paliformis.
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