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Montipora peltiformis Velvet coral


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lexID:
589 
AphiaID:
207180 
Scientific:
Montipora peltiformis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Velvet Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > peltiformis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Admiralty Islands, American Samoa, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Midway Islands, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Rodriguez, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Cargados Carajos Shoals, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, Timor, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
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 
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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-12-21 17:14:28 

Captive breeding / propagation

Montipora peltiformis is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Montipora peltiformis, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

Montipora peltiformis
Bernard, 1897

Similar Species: Montipora turtlensis, which has a very similar range of growth-forms but distinctive corallites. See also M. efflorescens and M. stilosa.

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