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lexID: 580 AphiaID: 207267 Scientific: Psammocora contigua German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Psammocoridae (Family) > Psammocora (Genus) > contigua (Species) Initial determination: (Esper, ), 1794 Occurrence: , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Djibouti , Sudan , Kuwait , Tasmanien (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-09-10 12:18:57
Last edit: 2018-07-02 15:24:14
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Psammocora contigua are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Psammocora contigua, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Psammocora contigua, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Similar Species: The fine superficial corallites are like those of Psammocora superficialis but the different growth-forms are always distinctive.
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