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Porites densa

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Porites densa. Philippines. Corallites are large and conspicuous. Tentacles are partly extended. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4191 
AphiaID:
288897 
Scientific:
Porites densa 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > densa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1918 
Occurrence:
Timor, Australie, île de Guam, îles Marschall, îles Salomon, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Java, Malaisie, Mer de Chine du Sud, Mer de corail, Micronésie, Nouvelle Calédonie, Philippines, Singapour, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thaïlande, Vanuatu 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
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:
2012-03-11 20:44:14 

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

Vaughan, 1918

Description: Colonies are hemispherical, less than 0.15 metres across, with an even surface.
Color: Cream, grey or brown.
Habitat: Back reef margins.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Porites echinulata, which has more widely spaced corallites and a columnar growth-form. The deeply excavated calices of P. densa are readily recognisable underwater. See also P. echinulata and Poritipora paliformis which have corallites of similar size.

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