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Porites deformis. Philippines. A large stand of contorted branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4190 AphiaID: 288896 Scientific: Porites deformis German: kurzpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > deformis (Species) Initial determination: Nemenzo, 1955 Occurrence: Australia, Coral sea, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Timor, Vanuatu 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: 2012-03-11 20:13:28
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are thin basal laminae and nodular branches that fuse into clumps. Corallites are superficial and branch surfaces are smooth. Tentacles are sometimes extended during the day.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Similar Species: Porites cumulatus. Corallites are similar to those of P. horizontalata and P. rus.
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