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Porites ornata stony coral

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Porites ornata. Philippines. Showing the characteristically rough surface of branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4209 
AphiaID:
430674 
Scientific:
Porites ornata 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > ornata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1971 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Philippines, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Timor 
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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-15 14:07:18 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1971

Description: Colonies are clumps of fused branches which are usually tapered. Corallites are small and superficial.
Color: Pale cream.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon or rare.
Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which has thicker, less fused branches. Corallites are similar to those of P. rus and P. flavus.

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