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Porites columnaris stony coral

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Porites columnaris. Red Sea. A prostrate columnar colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4188 
AphiaID:
207226 
Scientific:
Porites columnaris 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > columnaris (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
Gulf of Aden, Red Sea 
Size:
9.84" - 19.69" (25cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-10 18:20:00 

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Klunzinger, 1879

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

Description: Colonies are submassive or form short columns which may branch. These have a smooth surface.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites nodifera, which has a similar growth-form, but corallite characters are distinct. Corallites of P. columnaris are similar to those of P. lutea and P. evermanni. Calice characters are closest to P. pukoensis.

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