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Leptoseris kalayaanensis Stony coral

Leptoseris kalayaanensisis commonly referred to as Stony coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
8227 
AphiaID:
708973 
Scientific:
Leptoseris kalayaanensis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > kalayaanensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Licuanan & Alino, 2009 
Occurrence:
Philippines, South China Sea, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-01 18:19:01 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Leptoseris kalayaanensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Leptoseris kalayaanensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Leptoseris kalayaanensis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Licuanan & Alino, 2009

Very special thanks for the first photo of Leptoseris kalayaanensis to Dr. Bert Hoeksema, Naturalis Biodiversity Center; Department of Marine Zoology, this photo was taken at Vietnam.

The original description of Leptoseris kalayaanensis came from Prof. Dr. Wilfredo Roehl Licuanan and Dr. Perry Alino in 2009.
Three corals were found in a depth of 15 meters at Kalayaan Island Group, Philipinnes.

Mr. Phan Kim Hoang (Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam) has collected another colony
at 27–28m depth at the south reef of North Danger Reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on on a steep reef slope.

This coral is characterized by unique solid spines all over its encrusting surface!
The spines are three to five mm apart and are usually found either on concentric ridges
near the middle of the corallum, or on radiating ridges near the colony margin.

The species is named after the Kalayaan Island
group, near Palawan province in the western Philippines, in which the type locality is found.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Leptoseris (Genus) > Leptoseris kalayaanensis (Species)

External links

  1. Erstbeschreibung Leptoseris kalayaanensis (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Zoological Studies (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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