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Pocillopora verrucosa. Ryukyu Islands, Japan. An open branching pattern characteristically found in sheltered habitats. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 583 AphiaID: 206954 Scientific: Pocillopora verrucosa German: Pfötchenkoralle oder Buschkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > verrucosa (Species) Initial determination: (Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Djibouti , Sudan (the) Maldives, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Comores, Cook Islands, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tansania, The Bangai Archipelago, the Seychelles, Timor, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 44 gal (~ 200L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Easy 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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Characters: Colonies are seldom more than 0.5 metres across and are composed of uniform upright branches clearly distinct from the verrucae, but the latter are irregular in size. Branches are thick and compact in habitats exposed to strong wave action, becoming open and thinner in protected habitats.
Similar Species: Pocillopora meandrina, which has shorter, more flattened branches and smaller verrucae. See also P. danae, P. elegans and P. capitata.
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Madrepora verrucosa Ellis & Solander, 1786
Pocillopora danae Verrill, 1864
Pocillopora hemprichi Ehrenberg, 1834
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > Pocillopora verrucosa (Species)
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