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Orbicella annularis Boulder Star Coral, Lobed Star Coral


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lexID:
650 
AphiaID:
758260 
Scientific:
Orbicella annularis 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Boulder Star Coral, Lobed Star Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Orbicella (Genus) > annularis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Florida, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
1 - 82 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Endangered (EN) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-11-11 02:02:13 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Montastrea annularis
Ellis and Solander, 1786

Correct Name concering Sealifebase:
Montastraea annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Correct Name concering WoRMS:
Orbicella annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
new genus!

Similar Species: None in the Atlantic. Montastrea salebrosa and M. curta have corallites of similar size; the latter has similar morphological variations. See also Favia stelligera.

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