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Montipora calcarea

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Montipora calcarea. Papua New Guinea. Flat colony with irregular upgrowth. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4357 
AphiaID:
287695 
Scientific:
Montipora calcarea 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > calcarea (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Australie, Fidji, îles Salomon, Indonésie, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaisie, Micronésie, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Seychelles, Thaïlande, Tonga 
Size:
22 cm - 27 cm 
Temperature:
30°C - 50°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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Last edit:
2012-04-28 14:50:02 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Bernard, 1897

Characters: Colonies are irregular thick plates with columnar upgrowths. Corallites are crowded and immersed; those on upgrowths have a slight formation of a lower lip. The coenosteum is coarse, with a light texture.

Colour: Pale brown or blue (which may photograph purple).

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Montipora cocosensis , Montipora peltiformis

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