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Leptastrea aequalis stony coral


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lexID:
4406 
AphiaID:
287821 
Scientific:
Leptastrea aequalis 
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) > aequalis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, Christmas Islands, India, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 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:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-19 12:41:16 

Captive breeding / propagation

Leptastrea aequalis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Leptastrea aequalis, 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.”
Veron, 2000


Characters: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are rounded and clearly plocoid, with thick walls. Corallites are often uniformly inclined on the colony surface. Septa are in two indistinct orders, primary septa being numerous and equal. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are rare.

Colour: Cream with dark calices.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare, except at Cocos (Keeling) Atoll.

Similar species: Leptastrea bottae , Leptastrea inaequalis , Leptastrea transversa

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