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Goniopora somaliensis


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lexID:
1766 
Scientific:
Goniopora somaliensis 
German:
Margeritenkoralle 
English:
Stony Corals 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Goniopora (Genus) > somaliensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1907 
Occurrence:
Madagascar, Mer Rouge, Philippines 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
nourriture ultra fine, plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 200 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 02:14:36 

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Description: Colonies are thick or thin encrusting plates, sometimes over 2 metres across, with shallow calices forming a smooth surface. Corallites are 3-5 millimetres diameter. Polyps are short, giving colonies a carpet-like appearance, but are often retracted during the day.
Color: Usually grey or brown, often with polyps and surrounding tissue of contrasting colour.
Habitat: Sheltered reef environments, especially beneath overhangs.
Abundance: Uncommon but conspicuous.
Similar Species: Goniopora polyformis, which does not form big colonies and has irregular upgrowths. Alveopora spongiosa may have a similar growth-form and colouration.

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sea-shepherd am 29.11.07#1
Sehr schöne Koralle die leider ein nur langsames Wachstum hat. Kommt selten in den Handel. Empfindlich gegenüber jeder Art von Kontakt d.h. muß mit ausreichend Platz zu anderen sessilen Tieren platziert werden. Moderate Strömung und mittlere Lichtintensität scheinen die optimalen Umgebungsbedingungen zu sein. Muß nicht gefüttert werden.
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