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Leptastrea inaequalis. Papua New Guinea. Surface detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4404 AphiaID: 207471 Scientific: Leptastrea inaequalis 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) > inaequalis (Species) Initial determination: Klunzinger, 1879 Occurrence: (the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu, Celebes Sea, China, Coral sea, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Indian Ocean, 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)) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2012-05-18 18:18:33
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are massive and plocoid, with small barrel-shaped corallites (usually up to 3 mm diameter but occasionally 5 mm) of varying appearance, irregularly separated by deep grooves. Septa are in two (rarely three) unequal cycles, primary septa being wedge-shaped. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are usually well developed.
Colour: Usually combinations of cream, green and yellow, with darker calices.
Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.
Similar species: Leptastrea bottae
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