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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: More related species in this lexicon:
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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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