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lexID: 6884 AphiaID: 291008 Scientific: Sandalolitha africana German: Pilzkoralle English: Sandalolitha Africana Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Sandalolitha (Genus) > africana (Species) Initial determination: (Esper, ), 1797 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Sudan , Eritrea American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Central Pazific, China, Christmas Islands, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gulf of Aden, India, Indian Ocean, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2014-03-20 18:40:03
Last edit: 2014-03-20 18:40:03
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Very special thanks for the photo to Dr. Lyndon DeVantier, a great honor for the reeflex.
Colonies are flat, oval or irregular in shape. Corallites are evenly spaced. Peripheral septa and costae are aligned at right angles to the colony margins while those in the central area are parallel to its long axis. There is no axial furrow. Septa are thin.
Colour: Brown or greenish-brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Sandalolitha dentata
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