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Montastrea colemani montastrea coral


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lexID:
4379 
AphiaID:
289299 
Scientific:
Montastrea colemani 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Montastrea Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Montastrea (Genus) > colemani (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Veron, ), 2000 
Occurrence:
Arabian Sea, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Celebes Sea, China, Coral sea, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Vietnam 
Size:
7.87" - 19.69" (20cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, 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:
2012-05-10 19:53:00 

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

Characters: Colonies are submassive to encrusting, with compact rounded corallites 5-8 millimetres diameter. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are well developed. Two cycles of septa clearly alternate; both are thickened over walls and are uniformly toothed. A paliform crown is well developed.

Colour: Uniform brown or brown with green centres.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montastrea valenciennesi

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