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Porites rus


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lexID:
4211 
Scientific:
Porites rus 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > rus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Celebes Sea, Laccadive Sea, Timor, Australie, Cebu, Chine, Fidji, île Maurice, îles Bunaken, îles Salomon, Inde, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Java, Madagascar, Maldives, Mer d'Adaman, Mer de Banda, Mer de Chine du Sud, Mer de corail, Mer Rouge, Nouvelle Calédonie, Nouvelle Guinée, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Seychelles, Singapour, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Thaïlande 
Size:
bis zu 500cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Pour aquariophiles éprouvés 
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:
2012-03-15 14:56:58 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Forskål, 1775

Description: Colonies are submassive, laminar or contorted anastomosing branches and columns, commonly over 5 metres across. Corallites are separated into groups by ridges which characteristically converge towards each other forming flame-shaped patterns.
Color: Pale cream, yellow or dark bluish-brown, often with pale branch tips. Sometimes brightly coloured in shallow water.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common and may be a dominant species in a wide range of habitats.
Similar Species: Porites rus can be confused with Montipora (Acroporidae) underwater. Closest to P. monticulosa. See also P. deformis, P. cumulatus and P. ornata, all of which have small corallites

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