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Porites cylindrica hump coral


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lexID:
4287 
AphiaID:
207229 
Scientific:
Porites cylindrica 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Hump Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > cylindrica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dana, 1846 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, East Africa, Guam, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
9.84" - 39.37" (25cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
1099.89 gal (~ 5000L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-07 11:14:58 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are branching, sometimes with an encrusting base. Corallites are shallow giving branches a smooth surface.

Colour: Usually cream, yellow, blue or green.

Habitat: May be a dominant species in lagoons or on back reef margins.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Palauastrea ramosa , Porites attenuata , Porites compressa

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