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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 Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-03-15 18:45:13
Last edit: 2012-03-15 18:45:13
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are encrusting, hemispherical or columnar and are usually less than 0.1 metre across.
Color: Cream or brown.
Habitat: Reef flats.
Similar Species: Porites murrayensis.
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