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Symphyllia valenciennesii Snake Brain Coral


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lexID:
633 
Scientific:
Symphyllia valenciennesii 
German:
Wulstkoralle 
English:
Snake Brain Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Mussidae (Family) > Symphyllia (Genus) > valenciennesii (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 
Occurrence:
Indonesia, Papua New Guinea 
Size:
11.81" - 15.75" (30cm - 40cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
average 
CITES:
Appendix II 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2004-09-11 14:55:07 

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Symphyllia valenciennesii
Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Similar Species: Symphyllia agaricia, which may have valleys of similar size but these are not flat. See also Lobophyllia hataii, which is composed primarily of valleys rather than a flat central area. Lobophyllia flabelliformis also has large fleshy polyps.




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