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lexID: 4383 AphiaID: 758223 Scientific: Dipsastraea albida German: Hirnkoralle English: Knob Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Dipsastraea (Genus) > albida (Species) Initial determination: (Veron, ), 2000 Occurrence: Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Average Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Not evaluated (NE) More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-05-12 09:21:41
Last edit: 2019-04-12 17:04:36
Dipsastraea albida (Veron, 2000)
Characters: Colonies are massive, usually small. Corallites are crowded, usually circular and monocentric but rarely becoming elongate and polycentric. Septa are thickened over the corallite wall and exsert, with large teeth near the wall. Paliform lobes may form a crown around the columella. Columellae are small.
Colour: Usually pale brown.
Habitat: Upper reef slopes.
Similar species: Favia matthaii
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).
Favia albida Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym)
Favia albidus Veron, 2000 (original combination, basionym, wrong spelling)
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