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Goniastrea deformis. Mainland Japan. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 3944 AphiaID: 288025 Scientific: Goniastrea deformis German: großpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Coraux durs LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > deformis (Species) Initial determination: (Veron, ), 1990 Occurrence: Afrique, Japon, Philippines Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 24°C - 27°C Food: le phytoplancton, le zooplancton, 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: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are massive with irregular corallites up to 9 millimetres diameter. Septa have large teeth and granulated sides. Paliform lobes are usually well developed. ?Groove and tubercle? formations are sometimes present.
Colour: Dark colours, usually reddish-brown with paler oral discs.
Habitat: Rocky foreshores of temperate locations.
Similar species: Goniastrea aspera , Goniastrea columella , Platygyra contorta
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).
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