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Leptastrea purpurea stony coral

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Leptastrea purpurea. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Common variation in corallite shape and colour. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4403 
AphiaID:
207470 
Scientific:
Leptastrea purpurea 
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) > purpurea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu, Celebes Sea, Chile, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Hawaii, India, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Laccadive Sea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Togo, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
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)) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 13:36:07 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are flat with angular, cerioid corallites which vary in size within the same colony. Colonies on reef flats may have several corallites in shallow valleys. Septa are tightly compact, approximately similar in size, and have margins that slope uniformly towards the corallite centre. Columellae are small and compact.

Colour: Usually pale yellow, greenish or cream on the upper surface and dark sides.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

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