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Porites desilveri. Sri Lanka. Typical appearance of colonies. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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lexID: 4194 AphiaID: 288898 Scientific: Porites desilveri German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > desilveri (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: Sri Lanka Size: up to 3.94" (10 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°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: 2012-03-12 23:12:44
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are encrusting with a smooth or nodular surface forming short branches. Septa are so irregular that the Porites pattern is often unrecognisable.
Color: Grey with white tops to nodules.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments, especially lagoons.
Similar Species: Porites heronensis.
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