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Montipora cebuensis Montipora coral

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Montipora cebuensis. Indonesia. Detail of small colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4338 
AphiaID:
287699 
Scientific:
Montipora cebuensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Montipora Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > cebuensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1976 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Vanuatu 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, 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
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Last edit:
2012-04-22 18:31:21 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Nemenzo, 1976

Characters: Colonies are contorted dissected laminae. Coenosteum ridges are prominent. They are irregular on larger fronds, but are usually perpendicular to the margins of small fronds. Corallites occur irregularly, between the ridges.

Colour: Brown, sometimes with pale blue margins.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments, especially lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora foliosa , Montipora hodgsoni , Montipora monasteriata

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