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Isophyllia rigida


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lexID:
4432 
AphiaID:
287850 
Scientific:
Isophyllia rigida 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Isophyllia (Genus) > rigida (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Belize, Bermudes, Caraïbes, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Hawaii, Honduras, îles Caïmans, Panama, Republique dominicaine 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-06-27 09:23:49 

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From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World
(Dana, 1848)

Characters: Colonies are massive and cerioid or have several centres in a short series. Columellae are rudimentary. Septa are thin, with pointed fine teeth.

Colour: Usually mottled grey-green with valleys and walls of contrasting colours.

Habitat: Most reef environments, but especially surge channels.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

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