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Pocillopora kelleheri

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Pocillopora kelleheri. Papua New Guinea. Colonies on a shallow reef edge. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4236 
AphiaID:
289251 
Scientific:
Pocillopora kelleheri 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > kelleheri (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Mer de Chine du Sud, Mer de corail, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Taiwan 
Size:
bis zu 34cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 2°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 250 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-03-18 20:46:49 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000


Description: Colonies form wide plates with prostrate branches that are usually evenly spaced. Colonies are usually attached on one side and do not form clumps. Verrucae are uniform in size and are not crowded.
Color: Light brown, rarely purple or green.
Habitat: Shallow exposed reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Pocillopora eydouxi, which has larger branches and P. verrucosa, which has less flattened branches. See also P. woodjonesi which has irregularly spaced branches.

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