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Porites vaughani stony coral

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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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-15 19:10:56 

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

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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