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Porites stephensoni stony coral

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Porites stephensoni. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. General appearance of corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4215 
AphiaID:
288915 
Scientific:
Porites stephensoni 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > stephensoni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Crossland, 1952 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Fiji, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-15 18:45:13 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Crossland, 1952

Description: Colonies are encrusting, hemispherical or columnar and are usually less than 0.1 metre across.
Color: Cream or brown.
Habitat: Reef flats.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites murrayensis.

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