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Fungia taiwanensis Stony Coral

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Fungia taiwanensis. Taiwan. A large colony with many mouths outside the axial furrow. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4286 
AphiaID:
288859 
Scientific:
Fungia taiwanensis 
German:
Plattenkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Fungia (Genus) > taiwanensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Hoeksema & Dai, ), 1991 
Occurrence:
Sulawesi, Taiwan 
Size:
up to 11.02" (28 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
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:
2012-04-06 13:44:29 

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

Fungia taiwanensis
Hoeksema and Dai, 1991

Characters: Polyps are elongate and up to 280 millimetres long with irregular sides. They are thick and heavy and usually have a strong central arch. Most primary septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. There are many secondary mouths.

Colour: Brown, with white tentacles.

Habitat: Reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Fungia moluccensis

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema and Dai (1991).

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