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Montipora hemispherica

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Montipora hemispherica. Red Sea. Large hemispherical colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4352 
AphiaID:
287710 
Scientific:
Montipora hemispherica 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > hemispherica (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Mer Rouge 
Size:
30 cm - 100 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 29°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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-25 21:23:46 

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

Characters: Colonies are usually encrusting but may be hemispherical. Flattened, contorted branches usually occur near the centre of laminae and cover the surface of large colonies. Corallites are immersed. Papillae, grading into tuberculae, are most prominent on laminae; on branches they may be fused into short ridges. The coenosteum is coarse.

Colour: Grey or pale brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Montipora setosa

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