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lexID: 4317 AphiaID: 207138 Scientific: Montipora spumosa German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Pore Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > spumosa (Species) Initial determination: (Lamarck, ), 1816 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Coral sea, East Africa, French Polynesia, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Vanuatu, Western Indian Ocean Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°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)) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-04-17 08:22:41
Last edit: 2012-04-17 08:22:41
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are encrusting, laminar or columnar, the tops of columns commonly having vertical or flame-shaped ridges. Encrusting colonies may have rootlets. Corallites are immersed, without papillae and are aligned vertically between ridges on columns. The coenosteum is coarse; this can be seen underwater.
Colour: Usually mottled or uniform brown, cream or blue, sometimes with distinctly coloured margins.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Similar species: Montipora cocosensis
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