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Porites arnaudi. Far eastern Pacific islands. Forming tiers of plates that are characteristic of the species. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4169 AphiaID: 288888 Scientific: Porites arnaudi German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > arnaudi (Species) Initial determination: Reyes-Bonilla & Carricart-Ganivet, 2000 Occurrence: Eastern Pacific Ocean, Fiji, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), Western Pacific Ocean Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) 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: 2012-02-26 14:23:34
Last edit: 2012-02-26 14:23:34
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
"Description: Colonies are flat plates which may be arranged as tiers or whorls. Corallites are compact and deeply excavated.
Color: Pale brown or greenish-grey, usually with pale margins to plates.
Habitat: Upper reef slopes or rocky foreshores exposed to strong wave action.
Similar Species: None. Corallites are similar to those of Porites lobata."
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