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Echinopora robusta Echinopora robusta

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Echinopora robusta. Sri Lanka. Corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
674 
AphiaID:
288346 
Scientific:
Echinopora robusta 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Echinopora Robusta 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > robusta (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Sri Lanka 
Size:
up to 15.75" (40 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:
2007-05-09 00:31:49 

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

Echinopora robusta
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies are massive or are thick plates. Corallites are up to 8 millimetres diameter, closely compacted, and thick walled. Septo-costae are in two alternating cycles, those of the first cycle being very exsert and coarsely beaded. Columellae are large and consist primarily of fused paliform lobes.

Colour: Grey- or greenish-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinopora forskaliana , Echinopora hirsutissima

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

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