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Pectinia teres stony coral

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Pectinia teres. Philippines. Detail of branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4256 
AphiaID:
288407 
Scientific:
Pectinia teres 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > teres (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo & Montecillo, 1981 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Timor 
Size:
11.81" - 19.69" (30cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-25 18:07:19 

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Description: Colonies have little formation of laminae, but form clumps of pointed branch-like spires, each composed of exsert costae. Well developed colonies are clumps of spires. Corallites are conspicuous.
Color: Yellow-brown or grey.
Habitat: Lower reef slopes and enclosed embayments, especially with turbid water.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Pectinia elongata, which has a similar growth-form but no laminae are formed. See also P. alcicornis.

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