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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:
Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
5 - 15 Meter 
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 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-10-03 15:36:20 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Astreopora cucullata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Astreopora cucullata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Astreopora cucullata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

“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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