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Fungia paumotensis Stony Coral

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Fungia paumotensis. Philippines. The polyp shape is usually neat and uniform. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
637 
AphiaID:
207339 
Scientific:
Fungia paumotensis 
German:
Plattenkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Fungia (Genus) > paumotensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Stutchbury, ), 1833 
Occurrence:
Australia, Central Pazific, Great Barrier Reef, Philippines, the Caribbean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-03-02 18:15:14 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Fungia paumotensis
Stutchbury, 1833

Characters: Polyps are elongate and up to 250 millimetres long with almost parallel sides. They are thick and heavy and usually have a strong central arch. Most primary septa extend from the mouth to the perimeter. Costae are fine and straight. There are no attachment scars except on immature specimens.

Colour: Usually brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Hoeksema (1989), Veron and Hodgson (1989). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995)

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