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Montipora kellyi

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Montipora kellyi. Madagascar. Contorted outer branches. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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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)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-24 20:00:32 

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

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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