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lexID: 3147 AphiaID: 411268 Scientific: Porites divaricata German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > divaricata (Species) Initial determination: Le Sueur, 1820 Occurrence: Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Panama, The Bahamas, USA, Venezuela Size: up to 78.74" (200 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2010-05-01 10:40:13
Last edit: 2010-05-01 10:40:13
Porites divaricata is from the Caribbean, where it is widespread, found mostly on the edge of reefs or in or around seagrass beds. The coral developed about finger thick branches with usually much expanded polyps at day. The color of the polyps varied from light gray-brown to greenish-yellow.
Genus: Porites divaricata
Listed under the heading "What's that?" th coral was clearly identified by the reeflex-user Alexander_ktn.
Thanks Alex ;)
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