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Colpophyllia natans Colpophyllia natans


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lexID:
4219 
AphiaID:
289697 
Scientific:
Colpophyllia natans 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Colpophyllia Natans 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Colpophyllia (Genus) > natans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Houttuyn, ), 1772 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Guadeloupe, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
0,5 - 55 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-19 21:24:04 

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

Colpophyllia natans
(Houttuyn, 1772)

Characters: Colonies are large and hemispherical or encrusting. Valleys are usually long and sinuous but may become short, with 1-3 centres and form Hydnophora-like (Merulinidae) monticules. Septa are exsert, equal, and finely toothed. A fine ambulacral groove occurs along the tops of walls. Tentacles are extended only at night.

Colour: Walls are brown or grey with valleys the same colour or green.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common, conspicuous.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Mussidae (Family) > Faviinae (Subfamily) > Colpophyllia (Genus)

Taxonomic note: Colonies with 1-3 centres have been considered by some authors to be a distinct species, Colpophyllia breviserialis. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Cairns (1982), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982), Fenner (1993). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Wood (1983), Humann (1993).

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