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Leptastrea inaequalis stony coral

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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 ((Philippines), 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 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 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:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 18:18:33 

Captive breeding / propagation

Leptastrea inaequalis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Leptastrea inaequalis, 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.”
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

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