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Orbicella franksi Boulder star coral


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lexID:
8746 
AphiaID:
758262 
Scientific:
Orbicella franksi 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Boulder Star Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Orbicella (Genus) > franksi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gregory, ), 1895 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Belize, Canada , Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Panama, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
5 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 196.85" (500 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°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) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-09-13 12:20:27 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Correct Name concering Sealifebase:
Montastraea franksi (Gregory, 1895)

Correct Name concering WoRMS:
Orbicella franksi (Gregory, 1895)

Synonym:
Montastraea franksi (Gregory, 1895)

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

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