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lexID: 6895 AphiaID: 207463 Scientific: Goniastrea columella German: Großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Goniastrea Columella Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > columella (Species) Initial determination: Crossland, 1948 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Eritrea Comores, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Sulawesi, Tansania, Yemen Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 65.99 gal (~ 300L) Difficulty: Not for beginners 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: 2014-03-23 12:19:36
Last edit: 2014-03-23 12:19:36
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Special thanks for the photo of Goniastrea columella to Dr. Lyndon DeVantier.
Colonies are submassive to encrusting with irregular corallites that are either monocentric up to 10 millimetres diameter or form short valleys. Walls are acute. Septa have moderately large teeth. Paliform lobes are moderately developed. Columellae are large and spongy.
Colour: Dark green.
Habitat: Recorded only from rocky foreshores.
Abundance: Common but inconspicuous.
Similar species: Goniastrea pectinata , Platygyra contorta Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus)
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