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Goniopora norfolkensis

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lexID:
1362 
Scientific:
Goniopora norfolkensis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stone Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > norfolkensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron & Pichon, 1982 
Occurrence:
Pacifique Ouest 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
nourriture ultra fine, plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2007-05-09 01:23:53 

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Description: Colonies are hemispherical to encrusting. Calices have small columellae and long, regular, steeply plunging septa. Paliform lobes are absent. Columellae are small or absent.
Color: Usually greenish brown with distinctively coloured oral discs and pale tips to the tentacles.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon except at Norfolk Island, western Pacific.
Similar Species: Goniopora pendulus, which has larger polyps and dissimilar skeletal characters. See also G. tenuidens and G. minor, which are both distinguished by the presence of paliform lobes and/or broad columellae.

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