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Scapophyllia cylindrica Columniform Crust Coral

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Copyright Clay Bryce, Aquatic Zoology Western Australian Muesum

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lexID:
5617 
AphiaID:
291024 
Scientific:
Scapophyllia cylindrica 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Columniform Crust Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Scapophyllia (Genus) > cylindrica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 
Occurrence:
American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Central Pazific, China, Christmas Islands, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Pacific Ocean 
Size:
up to 23.62" (60 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
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)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-10 20:32:51 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848)

Clay Bryce from the Aquatic Zoology Western Australian Muesum did take a wonderfull photo of a juvenile colony, showing detail of septo-costae.

Colonies have thick laminar bases and blunt-ended columns which occasionally branch. Valleys are meandroid and sinuous. Septa are thick and fuse irregularly with each other and with the columellae. Columellae are composed of a few thick septal teeth. Tentacles are usually extended only at night and are long, tapering, and of uniform length.

Colour: Usually cream or yellow-brown.

Habitat: Usually found in partly turbid water such as around fringing reefs and in lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Dendrogyra cylindrus, Leptoria irregularis.

This species is usually found in most reef environments. This species is found from 2-25 m

Text source: Corals of the World by

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