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Porites nigrescens stony coral

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Porites nigrescens. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Common appearance of a small colony in shallow water. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4204 
AphiaID:
207234 
Scientific:
Porites nigrescens 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > nigrescens (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dana, 1848 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Coral sea, Fiji, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
9.84" - 19.69" (25cm - 50cm) 
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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-14 20:10:39 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Description: Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Concave calices give the surface a pitted appearance. Tentacles are frequently extended during the day.
Color: Brown or cream.

Habitat: Common on lower reef slopes and lagoons protected from wave action.

Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which is usually found in the same habitat where it has less excavated corallites and thicker branches. See also P. negrosensis and P. rugosa.

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