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Cycloseris sinensis. Philippines. Small polyp still attached to the substrate. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4275 AphiaID: 716552 Scientific: Cycloseris sinensis German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Cycloseris Sinensis Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Cycloseris (Genus) > sinensis (Species) Initial determination: Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu, Celebes Sea, Chile, Coral sea, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Aden, India, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Vanuatu, Vietnam Size: up to 3.94" (10 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) Food: Dustfood , Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 22 gal (~ 100L) Difficulty: Average CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-03-30 11:18:26
Last edit: 2012-03-30 11:18:26
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851
Characters: Polyps are flat, circular or irregular in outline. There is little or no central dome. The central fossa is deep. Septa are thick, tightly packed and even, giving the oral disc a smooth appearance. Long and short septa clearly alternate. Costae are fine and only developed towards the polyp perimeter. Polyps may form more than one mouth and reproduce by autotomy, but this is rare.
Colour: Pale brown.
Habitat: Soft inter-reef substrates.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar species: Diaseris distorta
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989, as Fungia (Cycloseris) sinensis).
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