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Orbicella faveolata Mountainous star coral


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lexID:
8745 
AphiaID:
758261 
Scientific:
Orbicella faveolata 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Mountainous Star Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Orbicella (Genus) > faveolata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Canada , Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 196.85" (500 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (19,8°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, 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:
Endangered (EN) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-06-04 10:06:56 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

(Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Correct Name concering Sealifebase:
Montastraea faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Correct Name concering WoRMS:
Orbicella faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
new genus!

Synonym:
Montastraea faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Orbicella (Genus) > Orbicella faveolata (Species)

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