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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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-04-29 17:20:49
Last edit: 2012-04-29 17:20:49
“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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