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Goniopora pandoraensis stony coral

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Goniopora pandoraensis. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Adjacent colonies with polyps of different colours. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4431 
AphiaID:
288275 
Scientific:
Goniopora pandoraensis 
German:
Margeritenkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > pandoraensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron & Pichon, 1982 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Fiji, Indonesia, Java, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Timor, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-06-27 08:56:26 

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

Characters: Colonies consist of small branching columns, usually oval in transverse section. Corallites have thick walls and septa. Six thick paliform lobes form a crown.

Colour: Dark grey-brown with white mouths and tentacle tips.

Habitat: Shallow turbid reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Goniopora columna , Goniopora eclipsensis

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