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Porites solida. Indonesia. Common appearance of colonies in shallow water. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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lexID: 4213 AphiaID: 207227 Scientific: Porites solida German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Hump Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > solida (Species) Initial determination: (Forskål, ), 1775 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Africa, Australia, East Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, 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, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - (22°C - 28,5°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) Difficulty: Not for beginners 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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-03-15 16:56:47
Last edit: 2012-03-15 16:56:47
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are massive, usually hemispherical, and may be several metres across. The surface is smooth to undulating. Corallites are conspicuously large.
Color: Brown or greenish yellow.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar Species: Porites lobata, which has weakly developed pali. Relatively easily recognised underwater.
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