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Porites attenuata. Philippines. With P. cylindrica (left). Photograph: Charlie Veron
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lexID: 4228 AphiaID: 288890 Scientific: Porites attenuata German: kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > attenuata (Species) Initial determination: Nemenzo, 1955 Occurrence: Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu Size: up to 3.94" (10 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Worms 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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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are sturdy fused branches with rounded tips. Corallites are moderately excavated. The coenosteum is coarse.
Color: Usually mustard or bright yellow-green, also pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments.
Similar Species: Porites cylindrica, which has finer branches and less excavated corallites. See also P. tuberculosa.
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