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Porites aranetai. Vietnam. Surface of a submassive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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lexID: 4167 AphiaID: 288887 Scientific: Porites aranetai German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > aranetai (Species) Initial determination: Nemenzo, 1955 Occurrence: Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, Timor Size: up to 19.69" (50 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Not for beginners 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: 2012-02-25 21:32:35
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
"Description: Colonies are encrusting with a smooth or nodular surface forming short branches. The septal pattern is highly variable.
Color: Mottled green or pale cream.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Locally common.
Similar Species: Porites lichen, which commonly has corallites aligned in rows. Corallites are similar to those of P. lutea and P. cocosensis."
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