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Astreopora randalli Astreopora randalli

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Astreopora randalli. Papua New Guinea. Variation in colour and surface detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4165 
AphiaID:
207127 
Scientific:
Astreopora randalli 
German:
Astreopora randalli oder Sternkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Randalli 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > randalli (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lamberts, 1980 
Occurrence:
Guam, Papua New Guinea 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
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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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-02-25 12:22:14 

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

Astreopora randalli
Lamberts, 1980

Characters: Colonies are flat and mostly encrusting or forming plates. Corallites are mostly immersed, with small (less than 1.5 mm diameter) rounded openings. Coenosteum papillae are fine and may form rows down the sides of corallites.

Colour: Cream, grey, green or brown.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Astreopora listeri

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Lamberts (1982). Additional identification guide: Randall and Myers (1983).

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