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Favites spinosa

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Favites spinosa. Seychelle Islands. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
1672 
Scientific:
Favites spinosa 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony corals 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Favites (Genus) > spinosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Klunzinger, ), 1879 
Occurrence:
Australie, Philippines, Seychelles, Sri Lanka 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
le phytoplancton, le zooplancton, nauplies d'artémias, oeufs de homard, plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2007-05-09 00:27:59 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Favites spinosa
(Klunzinger, 1879)

Characters: Colonies are small, massive and rounded. Corallites are deeply excavated, with angular walls. Septa are straight, widely spaced and are usually in two alternating orders. Paliform lobes are weakly developed. Septa have very prominent teeth, which have ragged margins. Columellae are small and compact.

Colour: Walls are off-white, centres are dark.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favites flexuosa

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Klunzingers original description/specimens.s original description/specimens.

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