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Porites myrmidonensis

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Porites myrmidonensis. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Surface detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4207 
Scientific:
Porites myrmidonensis 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > myrmidonensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1985 
Occurrence:
Mer de corail, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Vanuatu 
Size:
bis zu 400cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 350 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
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:
2012-03-14 21:39:19 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 1985

Description: Colonies are massive and may be over 4 metres across. The surface is usually nodular. Corallites are in deeply excavated pits and are distinctive underwater.
Color: Uniform or mottled green or brown.
Habitat: Upper reef slopes exposed to strong wave action.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites solida, which has superficially similar corallites. Calice characters are closest to P. australiensis.

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