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Horastrea indica Horastrea indica


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lexID:
8733 
AphiaID:
207258 
Scientific:
Horastrea indica 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Horastrea Indica 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Coscinaraeidae (Family) > Horastrea (Genus) > indica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pichon, 1971 
Occurrence:
Comores, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion , Somalia, South-Africa, Tansania, the Seychelles 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
3.94" - 7.87" (10cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
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:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-09-07 19:20:48 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Pichon, 1971

Very special thanks for the first three photos of Horastrea indica to Dr. David Obura from Kenya, Africa.

Horastrea indica occurs in shallow, tropical reef environments, generally to depths of 20 meters, in sandy reef areas but is uncommon (rare) within its restricted range.

Color: This rare coral ist pale brown with blue-grey oral discs, you will find a very colorful coral, taken by Lisa Benson: nson,https://twitter.com/lisa_benson1/status/537550687916527617 at Twitter:

Actually there are no species specific population information available!

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Coscinaraeidae (Family) > Horastrea (Genus) > Horastrea indica (Species)

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