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Pseudodiploria strigosa Brain Coral, Symmetrical Brain Coral


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lexID:
3154 
AphiaID:
718718 
Scientific:
Pseudodiploria strigosa 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral, Symmetrical Brain Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Pseudodiploria (Genus) > strigosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
0,5 - 55 Meter 
Size:
up to 118.11" (300 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
21997.84 gal (~ 100000L) 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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:
2019-08-19 21:20:03 

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Diploria strigosa is the most common type Diploria in West Atlantic reefs. The species is very often the dominant coral in shallow water, where large hemispherical colonies often grow over three meters in diameter. Frequent "roommate" are Spirobranchus tubeworms.


Class : Anthozoa
Order : Scleractinia
Family : Faviidae
Genus : Diploria
Species : Diploria strigosa



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