Anzeige
Fauna Marin GmbH Meerwasser24.de Tropic Marin Reef Actif Korallen-Zucht Fauna Marin GmbH

Translation in process
We're updating the page. There might be some translation errors. Sorry about that ;-)

Leptastrea inaequalis stony coral

...

Leptastrea inaequalis. Papua New Guinea. Surface detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

Uploaded by AndiV.
Image detail


Profile

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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 18:18:33 

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Klunzinger, 1879

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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptastrea bottae

External links

  1. AIMS (en)

Pictures

Commonly

1

Husbandry know-how of owners

0 husbandary tips from our users available
Show all

Discussion

Last comment in the discussion about Leptastrea inaequalis

Last comment in the discussion about Leptastrea inaequalis