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Montipora cocosensis

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Montipora cocosensis. Red Sea. Surface of massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4358 
AphiaID:
430667 
Scientific:
Montipora cocosensis 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Pore Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > cocosensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1918 
Occurrence:
Australie, Fidji, îles Salomon, Indonésie, Madagascar, Malaisie, Micronésie, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Seychelles, Thaïlande, Tonga 
Size:
30 cm - 50 cm 
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
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-28 15:15:15 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Vaughan, 1918


Characters: Colonies are submassive, encrusting, laminar or columnar. Corallites are large, crowded and immersed. They have no papillae. Coenosteum ridges may form around the corallites. The coenosteum is very coarse; this can be seen underwater. Septa are prominent; this can also be seen underwater.

Colour: Brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments and lagoons.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Montipora calcarea , Montipora spumosa

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