Translation in process We're updating the page. There might be some translation errors. Sorry about that ;-)
Montipora friabilis. Sri Lanka. Flat colony on a horizantal sandy substrate. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
Uploaded by AndiV. Image detail
lexID: 4353 AphiaID: 207165 Scientific: Montipora friabilis German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Pore Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > friabilis (Species) Initial determination: Bernard, 1897 Occurrence: Africa, Bunaken, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, the Seychelles Size: 11.81" - 27.56" (30cm - 70cm) 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)) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
Meerwasser-Lexikon Team Publisher:
Created: 2012-04-27 19:42:18
Last edit: 2012-04-27 19:42:18
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are composed of thin delicate unifacial laminae forming flat or slightly upright whorls or irregular contortions. Corallites are immersed, but clearly visible. The coenosteum is coarse. There are no papillae. The surfaces of fronds have a finely rough appearance. Polyps may be extended during the day.
Colour: Pale brown or mauve.
Habitat: Shallow turbid reef environments and lagoons.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar species: Montipora capricornis
Husbandry know-how of owners
0 husbandary tips
from our users available