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Leptastrea transversa stony coral


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lexID:
4402 
AphiaID:
207474 
Scientific:
Leptastrea transversa 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > transversa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, Chile, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Laccadive Sea, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
0 - 63 Meter 
Size:
7.87" - 9.84" (20cm - 25cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 11:50:54 

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron and Pichon, 1977

Characters: Colonies are massive, flat or hillocky. Septa are in unequal cycles with approximately six widely spaced exsert primary septa plunging down to a small columella. Columellae are simple fused ridges. Tentacles are sometimes partly extended during the day.

Colour: Dark grey, tan or brown.

Habitat: Sheltered reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes locally abundant.

Similar species: Parasimplastrea sheppardi

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