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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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-03-15 14:07:18
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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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