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Porites desilveri stony coral

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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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-12 23:12:44 

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

Veron, 2000

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.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Porites heronensis.

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