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Montipora corbettensis. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Plates with central upgrowths. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4359 AphiaID: 287701 Scientific: Montipora corbettensis German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Pore Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > corbettensis (Species) Initial determination: Veron & Wallace, 1984 Occurrence: Australia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Size: 11.81" - 19.69" (30cm - 50cm) 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: More related species in this lexicon:
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron and Wallace, 1984
Characters: Colonies are massive or are thick unifacial or bifacial plates, usually with irregularly shaped upgrowths near their centre. Corallites are immersed. Coenosteum papillae are of mixed sizes or two distinct sizes, the larger being the diameter of the corallites.
Colour: Yellowish or brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
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