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Leptastrea transversa

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Leptastrea transversa. Philippines. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4402 
AphiaID:
207474 
Scientific:
Leptastrea transversa 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Leptastrea (Genus) > transversa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Klunzinger, 1879 
Occurrence:
Lord Howe Island, Timor, Laccadive Sea, Tuvalu, Celebes Sea, Tuamoto Islands, atoll de Johnston, Australie, barrière de récif, Cebu, Chile, Chine, Comores, Fidji, golfe d'Aden, groupe Pitcairn, Hawaii, île de Guam, île Maurice, îles Bunaken, îles Christmas, îles de Cook, îles Marschall, îles Salomon, Inde, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Japon, Java, Kenya, La Réunion, Madagascar, Malaisie, Maldives, Mer d'Adaman, Mer de Banda, Mer de Chine du Sud, Mer de corail, Mer Rouge, Micronésie, Nouvelle Calédonie, Nouvelle Guinée, Océan Indien, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapour, Somalie, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thaïlande, Togo, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam 
Size:
20 cm - 25 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
le phytoplancton, le zooplancton, 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
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-18 11:50:54 

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron and Pichon, 1977

Characters: Colonies are massive, flat or hillocky. Septa are in unequal cycles with approximately six widely spaced exsert primary septa plunging down to a small columella. Columellae are simple fused ridges. Tentacles are sometimes partly extended during the day.

Colour: Dark grey, tan or brown.

Habitat: Sheltered reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes locally abundant.

Similar species: Parasimplastrea sheppardi

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