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Halomitra meierae Bowl coral

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lexID:
5969 
AphiaID:
287856 
Scientific:
Halomitra meierae 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Bowl Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Halomitra (Genus) > meierae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quelch, 1884 
Occurrence:
Indo Pacific, Indonesia 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
164.98 gal (~ 750L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
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:
2013-08-29 20:00:10 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Veron & Maragos, 2000

Veron and Maragos, 2000

Colonies are free-living, circular in outline and are flat or form a central dome. Most colonies are regenerated from fragments and thus have a central area of parallel septo-costae (the original fragment) surrounded by a border of peripheral septo-costae which are perpendicular to the margin. Mouths are distinctive in the central area, but are small or absent in peripheral areas. Septo-costae are in two or three orders. Septal spines are tall with elaborated teeth.

Colour: Grey-brown. Mouths are not distinctively coloured.

Habitat: Sheltered habitats.

Abundance: Rare.

Text source: Corals of the World by JEN Charlie Veron

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