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Podabacia crustacea stony coral


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lexID:
4253 
AphiaID:
207364 
Scientific:
Podabacia crustacea 
German:
Tellerkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Podabacia (Genus) > crustacea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Africa, Australia, Bunaken, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
11.81" - 27.56" (30cm - 70cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
87.99 gal (~ 400L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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:
2012-03-25 14:13:14 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Pallas, 1766

Description: Colonies are attached, encrusting or laminar, unifacial, and may form tiers. A central corallite is sometimes distinguishable; peripheral corallites are exsert and inclined towards the plate margins.
Color: Tan or dark brown. Septo-costae are cream, often with pale margins.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Lightly calcified Sandalolitha robusta is structurally similar, but is not attached to the substrate.

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