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Symphyllia recta sinuous cup coral

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Symphyllia recta. Papua New Guinea. A large hemispherical colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4293 
AphiaID:
207399 
Scientific:
Symphyllia recta 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Sinuous Cup Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Symphyllia (Genus) > recta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, East Africa, Gulf of Aden, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga 
Size:
up to 31.5" (80 cm) 
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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-08 11:01:33 

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

Characters: Colonies are hemispherical to flat. Valleys are 12-15 millimetres wide, and are highly sinuous. Polyp walls have a moderately thick fleshy appearance and usually have a groove along the top.

Colour: Brown, grey or green, either mottled or with walls and valleys of contrasting colours.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes and fringing reefs.

Abundance: Common.

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