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Podabacia motuporensis Mushroom Coral

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lexID:
4230 
AphiaID:
289171 
Scientific:
Podabacia motuporensis 
German:
Tellerkoralle 
English:
Mushroom Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Podabacia (Genus) > motuporensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1990 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, East Africa, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Vanuatu 
Size:
19.69" - 39.37" (50cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-18 15:09:23 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 1990

Description: Colonies are attached, encrusting or laminar, unifacial and may form tiers. A central corallite is sometimes distinguishable. Peripheral corallites are small and not strongly inclined towards the plate margins. Septo-costae are similar to those of Halomitra.
Color: Brown or grey.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Podabacia sinai. See also P. crustacea which has larger corallites inclined towards the plate margins.

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