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Coeloseris mayeri Coeloseris mayeri

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Coeloseris mayeri. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing tentacles partly extended during the day. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4218 
AphiaID:
207613 
Scientific:
Coeloseris mayeri 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Coeloseris Mayeri 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Coeloseris (Genus) > mayeri (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1918 
Occurrence:
Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu, Celebes Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Guinea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-16 13:22:36 

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

Coeloseris mayeri
Vaughan, 1918

Characters: Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Corallites are cerioid, without columellae and with neatly arranged (almost Siderastrea-like) septo-costae. Septo-costae are joined at the top of the walls. Tentacles are extended only at night.

Colour: Pale green, yellow or brown, usually with darker calices.

Habitat: Shallow upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Anomastraea irregularis

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Dai and Lin (1992). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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