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Montipora hemispherica. Red Sea. Large hemispherical colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile 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)) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2012-04-25 21:23:46
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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.
Similar species: Montipora setosa
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