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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) More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2011-12-01 18:49:01
Last edit: 2019-04-12 18:07:15
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.
Similar species: Favia danae , Favia favus
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
Favia rosaria Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym)
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