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Sandalolitha africana Sandalolitha africana

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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:
Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, 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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-03-20 18:40:03 

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“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.

Veron, 2000

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.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Sandalolitha dentata

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