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Porites pukoensis Porites pukoensis


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lexID:
5273 
AphiaID:
207250 
Scientific:
Porites pukoensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Porites Pukoensis 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > pukoensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1907 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Réunion  
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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:
2013-04-17 08:21:05 

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Vaughan, 1907
Our special thanks for the photo of Porites pukoensis goes to Don Potts, Australia!

Characters: Colonies are massive with a tendency to form columns. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.

Colour: Brown or tan.

Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments, especially lagoons.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Porites evermanni

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

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