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Siderastrea radians Lesser starlet coral, Rough Starlet Coral


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lexID:
5241 
AphiaID:
207517 
Scientific:
Siderastrea radians 
German:
Massive Sternchenkoralle 
English:
Lesser Starlet Coral, Rough Starlet Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Siderastreidae (Family) > Siderastrea (Genus) > radians (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Occurrence:
Benin, Ghana, Gambia, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Puerto Rico, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sri Lanka, The Bahamas, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Ivory Coast, Togo, USA, Venezuela 
Size:
3.94" - 11.81" (10cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
164.98 gal (~ 750L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-08 18:26:46 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Siderastrea radians are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Siderastrea radians, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Siderastrea radians, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

(Pallas, 1766)

Special thanks for the photos to George "Keoki" Stender, Hawaii!

Characters: Colonies are massive, usually less than 300 millimetres across. They sometimes occur as free-living mobile balls. Corallites are rounded, deep, usually irregular and 2.5-3 millimetres diameter. Septa are in three clearly defined cycles. Columellae consist of one or a few granules.

Colour: Uniform light browns.

Habitat: Shallow reef.

Abundance: Common.

Text source: Corals of the World by Charlie J.E.N. Veron.

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