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Montastrea valenciennesi boulder star coral


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lexID:
4360 
AphiaID:
764067 
Scientific:
Montastrea valenciennesi 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Boulder Star Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Montastrea (Genus) > valenciennesi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Bunaken, Cambodia, Comores, Coral sea, Fiji, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-29 17:20:49 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848

Characters: Colonies are submassive to encrusting, with angular corallites 8-15 millimetres diameter. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are well developed. Long and short septa strongly alternate, are thickened over walls and are uniformly toothed.

Colour: Usually green, brown or yellow with white septa and sometimes green oral discs.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Montastrea colemani

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