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Leptoseris incrustans Stony Coral, Swelling Coral

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lexID:
4396 
AphiaID:
207279 
Scientific:
Leptoseris incrustans 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral, Swelling Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > incrustans (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quelch, ), 1886 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, Central Pazific, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Aden, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
10 - 25 Meter 
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 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-09-26 20:23:32 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Leptoseris incrustans are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Leptoseris incrustans, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Leptoseris incrustans, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Quelch, 1886

Characters: Colonies are primarily encrusting but may develop broad explanate laminae. These laminae often have radiating ridges. Corallites are small, closely compacted and superficial. The coenosteum commonly has Hydnophora-like monticules. Septo-costae are thin and equal, giving colonies a smooth surface. Columellae are small styles.

Colour: Pale to dark brown or greenish-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptoseris hawaiiensis , Leptoseris mycetoseroides

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