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Montipora spongodes storny coral

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Montipora spongodes. Mainland Japan. Encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4434 
AphiaID:
207135 
Scientific:
Montipora spongodes 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Storny Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > spongodes (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cambodia, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Laccadive Sea, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Rapa, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, 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:
2012-06-27 10:05:55 

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

Characters: Colonies have encrusting or laminar bases which may have rootlets. Plates have upward projecting ridges developing into columns. Corallites are widely spaced and immersed. The coenosteum has no elaborations. Verrucae commonly form on lower parts of colonies.

Colour: Uniform dark brown, green or grey.

Habitat: Mostly high latitude reefs and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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