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Porites divaricata

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Porites divaricata. Caribbean. A clump of consolidated branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
3147 
Scientific:
Porites divaricata 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > divaricata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Le Sueur, 1820 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, Haiti, Venezuela, Jamaica, Bahamas, Belize, Honduras, Kuba, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Panama, Republique dominicaine, USA 
Size:
bis zu 200cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 150 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:
2010-05-01 10:40:13 

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Porites divaricata
Lesueur, 1821

Porites divaricata is from the Caribbean, where it is widespread, found mostly on the edge of reefs or in or around seagrass beds. The coral developed about finger thick branches with usually much expanded polyps at day. The color of the polyps varied from light gray-brown to greenish-yellow.


Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Suborder: Fungiina
Family: Poritidae
Genus: Porites divaricata


Listed under the heading "What's that?" th coral was clearly identified by the reeflex-user Alexander_ktn.

Thanks Alex ;)


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