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Montipora calcarea pore coral

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Montipora calcarea. Papua New Guinea. Flat colony with irregular upgrowth. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4357 
AphiaID:
287695 
Scientific:
Montipora calcarea 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > calcarea (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Thailand, the Seychelles, Tonga 
Size:
8.66" - 10.63" (22cm - 27cm) 
Temperature:
86 °F - 122 °F (30°C - 50°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)) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-28 14:50:02 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Bernard, 1897

Characters: Colonies are irregular thick plates with columnar upgrowths. Corallites are crowded and immersed; those on upgrowths have a slight formation of a lower lip. The coenosteum is coarse, with a light texture.

Colour: Pale brown or blue (which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Montipora cocosensis , Montipora peltiformis

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