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Caulastraea connata Large Polyp Coral

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lexID:
3952 
AphiaID:
759335 
Scientific:
Caulastraea connata 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Large Polyp Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Caulastraea (Genus) > connata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ortmann, ), 1892 
Occurrence:
Comores, Gulf of Aden, Madagascar, Mauritius, Red Sea, Réunion , Tansania, the Seychelles 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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:
2011-12-08 14:42:52 

Captive breeding / propagation

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Caulastrea connata Ortmann, 1892

Description: Colonies are phaceloid. Corallites are prominent and sturdy, 10-25 millimetres diameter, and frequently have more than one mouth. Septa are irregularly spaced, exsert and rough-edged. Costae are poorly developed; paliform lobes are not conspicuous.
Color: Grey-brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Rare.
Similar Species: Caulastrea tumida, which has smaller, more fleshy corallites and more even septa.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Caulastraea (Genus)

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