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Leptoseris explanata stony coral


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lexID:
4399 
AphiaID:
207289 
Scientific:
Leptoseris explanata 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > explanata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Yabe & Sugiyama, 1941 
Occurrence:
Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, China, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Laccadive Sea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
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:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-01 17:45:23 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Yabe and Sugiyama, 1941

Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae which may be horizontal with entire or lobed margins, or contorted and partly upright. Corallites are widely spaced and outwardly inclined. Long and short septo-costae alternate strongly and form fine but conspicuous radiating striations.

Colour: Pale brown or yellow-brown, often with white margins.

Habitat: Usually found on vertical or overhung faces, especially of lower reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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