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Astreopora expansa Astreopora expansa


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lexID:
4159 
AphiaID:
207129 
Scientific:
Astreopora expansa 
German:
Astreopora expansa oder Sternkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Expansa 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > expansa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Brüggemann, ), 1877 
Occurrence:
Indonesia, 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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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-25 11:26:07 

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

Astreopora expansa
Brüggemann, 1877

Characters: Colonies are flat bifacial plates arranged in tiers or whorls. Corallites are mostly inclined on the colony surface. Coenosteum papillae are fine.

Colour: Brown, pink or dark green, usually with pale margins.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon but conspicuous.

Similar species: Astreopora myriophthalma

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995) (both as A. explanata).


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