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Porites cocosensis stony coral

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Porites cocosensis. Indonesia. Colonies have a nodular upper surface. Tentacles are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4187 
AphiaID:
207242 
Scientific:
Porites cocosensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > cocosensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wells, 1950 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Timor 
Size:
9.84" - 19.69" (25cm - 50cm) 
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:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-10 17:59:39 

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Wells, 1950
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Description: Colonies are encrusting with a nodular surface forming short branches. Corallites are deeply excavated giving a cellular appearance. Very tall pali are visible underwater where they resemble slightly extended tentacles.
Color: Usually grey, green or blue.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Occasionally locally common.
Similar Species: Porites annae, which has less cellular corallites and more irregularly fused branches. Calice characters are closest to P. aranetai.

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