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Micromussa amakusensis Stony Coral


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lexID:
2146 
AphiaID:
578144 
Scientific:
Micromussa amakusensis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Micromussa (Genus) > amakusensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Veron, ), 1990 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Djibouti, Australia, China, Fiji, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Taiwan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible 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) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-03-18 18:50:57 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Micromussa amakusensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Micromussa amakusensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Micromussa amakusensis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Micromussa amakusensis
Veron, 1990

Characters: Colonies are cerioid with neat angular corallites up to 8 millimetres diameter. Septa have 1-3 large teeth. Colonies have a thick fleshy mantle usually covered with fine papillae.

Acanthastrea amakusensis Veron, 1990

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Micromussa (Genus)

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