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Pachyseris rugosa serpent coral, elephant skin coral


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lexID:
4300 
AphiaID:
207292 
Scientific:
Pachyseris rugosa 
German:
Elefantenhautkoralle 
English:
Serpent Coral, Elephant Skin Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Pachyseris (Genus) > rugosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1801 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Vanuatu, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
196.85" - 314.96" (500cm - 800cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-12 22:14:39 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1955

Characters: Colonies are upright, irregular, usually contorted, anastomosing bifacial plates. They are often over one metre across. Columellae are wall-like lobes.

Colour: Deep bluish-grey or brown.

Habitat: May develop into large mound-shaped colonies in shallow water but smaller colonies occur in a wide range of habitats including those exposed to strong wave action.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Pachyseris gemmae , Pachyseris involuta

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