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Porites columnaris. Red Sea. A prostrate columnar colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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Profile lexID: 4188 AphiaID: 207226 Scientific: Porites columnaris German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Coraux durs SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > columnaris (Species) Initial determination: Klunzinger, 1879 Occurrence: golfe d'Aden, Mer Rouge Size: 25 cm - 50 cm Temperature: 23°C - 27°C Food: plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière Tank: ~ 250 Liter Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2012-03-10 18:20:00
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are submassive or form short columns which may branch. These have a smooth surface.
Color: Pale brown.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar Species: Porites nodifera, which has a similar growth-form, but corallite characters are distinct. Corallites of P. columnaris are similar to those of P. lutea and P. evermanni. Calice characters are closest to P. pukoensis.
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