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Porites somaliensis stony coral

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Porites somaliensis. Seychelle Islands. Characteristically knobby surface of a massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4214 
AphiaID:
207244 
Scientific:
Porites somaliensis 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > somaliensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gravier, 1910 
Occurrence:
Christmas Islands, Gulf of Aden, the Seychelles 
Size:
9.84" - 19.69" (25cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
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 18:27:32 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Gravier, 1911

Description: Colonies are massive, hemispherical, with a knobbly surface and may be several metres across.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Rare, except at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll.
Similar Species: Porites stephensoni, which has similar but smaller corallites. Calice characters are closest to P. lutea.

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