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Lobophyllia serratus. Philippines. A large hemispherical colony with compact corallites. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4381 AphiaID: 763793 Scientific: Lobophyllia serratus German: Steinkoralle English: Lobed Cactus Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Lobophyllia (Genus) > serratus (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: Banda Sea, Bunaken, Celebes Sea, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Malaysia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean Size: up to 78.74" (200 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 109.99 gal (~ 500L) 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: 2012-05-11 20:27:33
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Well developed colonies are hemispherical and commonly over 2 metres across. Corallites are large (averaging 50 mm diameter), becoming flabello-meandroid, with one to three centres. Septa have tall sharp teeth. Polyps are thick and fleshy, with a rough surface. The margins of polyps are extended to form a distinct serrated rim.
Colour: Blue-grey to mustard with white polyp margins.
Habitat: Protected reef environments.
Systematik: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Lobophyllia (Genus) >
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