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Leptastrea bottae stony coral

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Leptastrea bottae. Red Sea. Variation in corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4405 
AphiaID:
207476 
Scientific:
Leptastrea bottae 
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) > bottae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Cebu, Celebes Sea, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, East Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gulf of Aden, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, USA 
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:
2012-05-19 12:19:41 

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Characters: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are cylindrical, separated only by a groove. Septa are in three cycles, the longest being distinctive and exsert.
?Groove and tubercle? formations are sometimes well developed.

Colour: White or cream with darker calices.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptastrea inaequalis , Leptastrea transversa

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