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Porites furcata stony coral


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lexID:
4201 
AphiaID:
288902 
Scientific:
Porites furcata 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > furcata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lamarck, 1816 
Occurrence:
Dominican Republic, Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Caribbean 
Sea depth:
0,2 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
76.99 gal (~ 350L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-13 17:40:49 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Porites furcata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Porites furcata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Porites furcata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Lamarck, 1816

Description: Colonies are compact branches with flattened tops. Corallites are deeply excavated. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.
Color: Uniform grey-brown.
Habitat: Shallow to mid-slope reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: See taxonomic note. Porites porites has thicker corallite walls and smaller pali, but these distinctions are minor.

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