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Porites latistella. Papua New Guinea. Colonies are usually composed of branches and flat plates. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4227 AphiaID: 288906 Scientific: Porites latistella German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > latistella (Species) Initial determination: Quelch, 1886 Occurrence: Fiji, French Polynesia, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Indian Ocean Size: 9.84" - 19.69" (25cm - 50cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 54.99 gal (~ 250L) 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: 2012-03-18 14:12:39
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are thin basal laminae and twisted flattened branches. Corallites are aligned in irregular rows along the branches.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Similar Species: Porites sillimaniana. Corallites are similar to those of P. cylindrica.
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