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Echinopora tiranensis

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Echinopora tiranensis. Skeleton. Red Sea. Showing whole colony.

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lexID:
4375 
Scientific:
Echinopora tiranensis 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Echinopora tiranensis 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Echinopora (Genus) > tiranensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, Turak & DeVantier, 2000 
Occurrence:
Mer Rouge 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 26°C 
Food:
le phytoplancton, le zooplancton, plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-05-09 08:43:43 

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

Echinopora tiranensis
Veron, Turak and DeVantier, 2000

Characters: Colonies are composed of basal plates with short branches of irregularly fused corallites. Corallites are 3-4 millimetres diameter and are thick walled. Those on basal plates are up to 8 millimetres exsert and are strongly inclined. Septa are in four orders and may fuse according to Pourtalès plan. Primary septa have paliform lobes. Columellae are compact. Costae are in two orders and are mostly smooth.

Colour: Pale brown and cream.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Echinopora gemmacea , Echinopora mammiformis

Taxonomic note: The type series of Echinopora ehrenbergi Milne Edwards and Haime (1849) is a mixture of this species and E. gemmacea. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).


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