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Leptastrea purpurea stony coral


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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, Brunei Darussalam, Bunaken, Cebu ((Philippines), 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 
Sea depth:
0 - 86 Meter 
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 
Offspring:
Easy 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)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-22 21:03:38 

Captive breeding / propagation

Leptastrea purpurea is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Leptastrea purpurea, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

“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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