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lexID: 3179 AphiaID: 289807 Scientific: Dichocoenia stokesii German: Karibische Hirnkoralle English: Elliptical Star Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Meandrinidae (Family) > Dichocoenia (Genus) > stokesii (Species) Initial determination: Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 Occurrence: Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Easy CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2010-05-15 13:25:33
Last edit: 2010-05-15 13:25:33
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Dichocoenia stokesii is a coral found in the Caribbean. The distinctive character of this kind is shown in usually oval polyps (Corallites) which protruding conspicuously on the surface between the "Coenesteum. The individual polyps are clearly separated from each other, the gap is "grainy", not smooth.
The coral has been listed in CITES Appendix II below, as in the Red List VU.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Meandrinidae (Family) > Dichocoenia (Genus)
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