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Astreopora moretonensis

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Astreopora moretonensis. Middleton Reef, south-eastern Australia. Colony forming short branches and tubes. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4164 
AphiaID:
287947 
Scientific:
Astreopora moretonensis 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Astreopora Moretonensis 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Astreopora (Genus) > moretonensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron & Wallace, 1984 
Occurrence:
Australie, barrière de récif 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
nourriture ultra fine, plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 100 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
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-25 12:14:11 

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

Astreopora moretonensis
Veron and Wallace, 1984

Characters: Colonies are laminar or encrusting, sometimes with irregular tubes or columns on the upper surface and rootlets on the lower surface. Corallites are mostly immersed but may be conical on convex surfaces. The coenosteum is smooth.

Colour: Cream or brown.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores, in shallow water.

Abundance: Rare in the tropics but common in subtropical localities of eastern Australia.

Similar species: Astreopora incrustans

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Wallace (1984). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

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