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Leptastrea bottae

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Leptastrea bottae. Red Sea. Variation in corallite detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4405 
Scientific:
Leptastrea bottae 
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) > bottae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
Timor, Tuvalu, Celebes Sea, Afrique de l'Est, Australie, Cebu, Comores, Fidji, golfe d'Aden, Hawaii, île Maurice, îles de Cook, îles Salomon, Inde, Indonésie, Japon, Kenya, La Réunion, Madagascar, Malaisie, Maldives, Mer d'Adaman, Mer de Banda, Mer de corail, Mer Rouge, Micronésie, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapour, Somalie, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Tansanie, Thaïlande, Tonga, USA 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-05-19 12:19:41 

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Characters: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are cylindrical, separated only by a groove. Septa are in three cycles, the longest being distinctive and exsert.
?Groove and tubercle? formations are sometimes well developed.

Colour: White or cream with darker calices.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Leptastrea inaequalis , Leptastrea transversa

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