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Montipora kellyi. Madagascar. Contorted outer branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4343 AphiaID: 287715 Scientific: Montipora kellyi German: Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle English: Pore Coral Category: Coraux durs SPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > kellyi (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: Madagascar, Océan Indien Size: bis zu 30cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière Tank: ~ 150 Liter Difficulty: moyen CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2012-04-24 20:00:32
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are clumps of highly contorted branches which do not fuse. Corallites are large and crowded. The coenosteum is very coarse. There is no development of papillae or other ornamentation.
Colour: Tan or brown, with white polyps.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments
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