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Dipsastraea rosaria knob coral

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Favia rosaria. Papua New Guinea. Small colony showing the most common colour pattern of the species. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
3945 
AphiaID:
758229 
Scientific:
Dipsastraea rosaria 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Knob Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Dipsastraea (Genus) > rosaria (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Veron, ), 2000 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-12 18:07:15 

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Dipsastraea rosaria (Veron, 2000)

Characters: Colonies are submassive to encrusting and often up to one metre across. Corallites are crowded, up to 20 millimetres diameter, and have low walls. Extratentacular budding is common. Septo-costae are uniform, not exsert. Septa have fine teeth. Paliform lobes are inconspicuous.

Colour: Distinctive pinkish-brown with darker corallite inner walls and pale oral discs.

Habitat: Shallow reef slopes.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Favia danae , Favia favus

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Synonymised names:
Favia rosaria Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym)

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