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Porites sillimaniani

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Porites sillimaniana. Seychelle Islands. Colony composed mostly of branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4212 
Scientific:
Porites sillimaniani 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Poritidae (Family) > Porites (Genus) > sillimaniani (Species) 
Initial determination:
Nemenzo, 1976 
Occurrence:
Timor, île Maurice, îles Salomon, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Java, Madagascar, Malaisie, Mer de Chine du Sud, Océan Indien, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Seychelles, Singapour, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan 
Size:
25 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 300 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Last edit:
2017-09-18 07:20:55 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World”
Nemenzo, 1976

Description: Colonies are clumps of thin anastomosing branches or thin basal laminae with upright irregular branches arising from central parts.
Corallites are often aligned in rows on the laminae.
Tentacles are often extended during the day.
Color: Pale yellow or brown, usually with white corallite centres.
Habitat: Mostly on reef flats.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Porites latistella, which has similar growth-forms but more excavated corallites.
Corallites on branches resemble those of P. nigrescens.
Branches are like those of P. flavus.

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