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Seriatopora aculeata

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Seriatopora aculeata. Papua New Guinea. Colonies form compact thickets in clear water. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4144 
Scientific:
Seriatopora aculeata 
German:
Dornenkoralle 
English:
Bush or Club finger 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Seriatopora (Genus) > aculeata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Quelch, 1886 
Occurrence:
île de Guam, îles Salomon, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
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:
2012-02-16 18:51:55 

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

"Description: Branches are thick (5-9 mm), short and strongly tapered. They are usually in fused clumps. Corallites are irregularly distributed on branches. Tentacles are commonly extended during the day.
Color: Pink or cream.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Seriatopora stellata. See also S. hystrix, which can have similar branch shapes on shallow exposed reef flats."

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