Translation in process We're updating the page. There might be some translation errors. Sorry about that ;-)
Porites densa. Philippines. Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
Uploaded by AndiV. Image detail
lexID: 4191 AphiaID: 288897 Scientific: Porites densa German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > densa (Species) Initial determination: Vaughan, 1918 Occurrence: Australia, Coral sea, Guam, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vanuatu Size: up to 5.91" (15 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:
Meerwasser-Lexikon Team Publisher:
Created: 2012-03-11 20:44:14
Last edit: 2012-03-11 20:44:14
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are hemispherical, less than 0.15 metres across, with an even surface.
Color: Cream, grey or brown.
Habitat: Back reef margins.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites echinulata, which has more widely spaced corallites and a columnar growth-form. The deeply excavated calices of P. densa are readily recognisable underwater. See also P. echinulata and Poritipora paliformis which have corallites of similar size.
Husbandry know-how of owners
0 husbandary tips
from our users available