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Astreopora cucullata. Philippines. Corallites are relatively immersed in depressions of colony surface and have elliptical corallite openings. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-02-24 11:58:26
Last edit: 2012-02-24 11:58:26
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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.
Similar species: Astreopora scabra
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982).
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