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Leptastrea transversa. Philippines. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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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, 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 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 CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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“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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