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Astreopora cucullata Astreopora cucullata


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lexID:
4158 
AphiaID:
287943 
Scientific:
Astreopora cucullata 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Cucullata 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > cucullata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lamberts, 1980 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Philippines 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , 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:
2012-02-24 11:58:26 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Astreopora cucullata
Lamberts, 1980

Characters: Colonies are thick or encrusting plates, sometimes with short rootlets. Corallites are irregular, immersed on concave surfaces, exsert on convex surfaces. They are mostly inclined and often have elliptical openings. Papillae around the corallites have a feathery appearance and may form a hood over the openings.

Colour: Cream or pale-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Astreopora scabra

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982).


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