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Fungia seychellensis Mushroom Coral

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lexID:
3593 
AphiaID:
207345 
Scientific:
Fungia seychellensis 
German:
Plattenkoralle 
English:
Mushroom Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Fungia (Genus) > seychellensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Hoeksema, ), 1993 
Occurrence:
the Seychelles 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-03-21 18:28:00 

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Description: Polyps are circular to elongate and up to 150 millimetres long. Mouths may occur outside the axial furrow. Septa are fine, densely packed and usually sinuous. Tentacular lobes are inconspicuous or absent.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Polyps are circular to elongate and up to 150 millimetres long. Mouths may occur outside the axial furrow. Septa are fine, densely packed and usually sinuous. Tentacular lobes are inconspicuous or absent.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Fungia scutaria, which has distinct tentacular lobes and coarser septa. See also F. paumotensis.

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