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Montipora cryptus pore coral

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Montipora cryptus. Red Sea. Small colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4355 
AphiaID:
287703 
Scientific:
Montipora cryptus 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > cryptus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Gulf of Aden, Indo Pacific, Kenya, Red Sea, the Seychelles, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, 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:
2012-04-28 14:03:18 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies are small irregular plates. Corallites are small, immersed and widely spaced. The coenosteum is covered with tuberculae which may be verrucae-like. These may contain corallites.

Colour: Brown or mottled.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon and inconspicuous.

Similar species: Montipora floweri

This species occurs in shallow, tropical reef environments.
It occurs in most reef environments.
This species is found to at least 20 m.

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