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Porites vaughani. Papua New Guinea. Detail of P. vaughani (below) and P. lichen (above). Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4217 AphiaID: 288918 Scientific: Porites vaughani German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > vaughani (Species) Initial determination: Crossland, 1952 Occurrence: Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: ~ 82.4 °F (28°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 76.99 gal (~ 350L) 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 19:10:56
Last edit: 2012-03-15 19:10:56
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are encrusting, laminar or form columns. Corallites are widely spaced and separated by ridges. They are uniform in size within the same colony; those of colonies from exposed upper reef slopes are relatively small.
Color: Usually pale cream, pink or brown but may be bright green or purple.
Habitat: A wide range of environments.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites annae and P. lichen.
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