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Pectinia lactuca common lettuce coral


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lexID:
4285 
AphiaID:
207378 
Scientific:
Pectinia lactuca 
German:
Knüllpapierkoralle 
English:
Common Lettuce Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Pectinia (Genus) > lactuca (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, East Africa, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
9.84" - 39.37" (25cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Easy 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-06 13:07:49 

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

"Characters: Colonies are submassive or form thick plates and frequently exceed one metre across. They have elongate valleys and walls of relatively uniform height. Most valleys can be traced from the colony centre to the margins.

Colour: Uniform grey, brown or green.

Habitat: Most reef environments, especially lower reef slopes and turbid water habitats.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Pectinia ayleni , Pectinia maxima"

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