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Herpolitha weberi Herpolitha weberi


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lexID:
4414 
AphiaID:
411207 
Scientific:
Herpolitha weberi 
German:
Zungenkoralle 
English:
Herpolitha Weberi 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Herpolitha (Genus) > weberi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Esper, ), 1797 
Occurrence:
Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Red Sea 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-25 12:46:39 

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

Herpolitha weberi
Horst, 1921

Characters: Colonies are flat, narrow and elongate, usually with pointed ends. Mouths occur only within the axial furrow, which runs to the tips of the colony. Usually all septo-costae extend from the axial furrow to the perimeter. Tentacles may be extended day and night.

Colour: Pale brown or mottled.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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