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Porites okinawensis Porites okinawensis, hump coral

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lexID:
6909 
AphiaID:
288911 
Scientific:
Porites okinawensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Porites Okinawensis, Hump Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > okinawensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1990 
Occurrence:
Japan 
Size:
3.94" - 11.81" (10cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 84.2 °F (23°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-03-25 10:20:36 

Husbandry

Veron, 1990

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

Photos courtesy of Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan!

This species has been found only in southern Japan.
Colonies are encrusting to massive, with an irregular surface. Corallites are superficial and angular. The coenosteum between corallites is granulated giving a rough appearance which can be seen underwater.

Colour: Pale brown or cream, sometimes green in high latitudes.

Habitat: Semi-protected shallow reef or terrigenous rock substrates.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Porites lutea

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