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Goniopora minor Flowerpot Coral


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lexID:
937 
AphiaID:
207217 
Scientific:
Goniopora minor 
German:
Margeritenkoralle 
English:
Flowerpot Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > minor (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quoy & Gaimard, 1833 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, (the) Maldives, Africa, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
3.94" - 7.87" (10cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Dustfood , Lobster eggs, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
22 gal (~ 100L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Easy to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-07-24 17:49:46 

Captive breeding / propagation

Goniopora minor is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Goniopora minor, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.

Husbandry

Description: Colonies are hemispherical or encrusting. Calices are circular in outline, with thick walls. There are usually six thick pali which are in contact, forming a crown. All septal structures are heavily granulated.
Color: Brown or green, usually with distinctively coloured oral discs and pale tips to the tentacles.
Habitat: Subtidal reef environments, especially lagoons.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Goniopora tenuidens, which has blunt tentacles of uniform length



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