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Coeloseris mayeri

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Coeloseris mayeri. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing tentacles partly extended during the day. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4218 
AphiaID:
207613 
Scientific:
Coeloseris mayeri 
German:
großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Coeloseris Mayeri 
Category:
Stenkoraller - LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Coeloseris (Genus) > mayeri (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1918 
Occurrence:
Cebu, Vietnam, Réunion , Celebes Sea, Andamanska Havet, Australien, Banda havet, Barriärrevet, Bunaken (Norra Indonesien), Filippinerna, Guam, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nya Guinea, Palau, Papua Nya Guinea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi (Indonesien), Sumatra, Sydafrika, Taiwan, Timor, Vanuatu  
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Dust fodder, fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
3 - Ganska enkel 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2012-03-16 13:22:36 

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

Coeloseris mayeri
Vaughan, 1918

Characters: Colonies are massive, either rounded or hillocky. Corallites are cerioid, without columellae and with neatly arranged (almost Siderastrea-like) septo-costae. Septo-costae are joined at the top of the walls. Tentacles are extended only at night.

Colour: Pale green, yellow or brown, usually with darker calices.

Habitat: Shallow upper reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Anomastraea irregularis

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Pichon (1980), Dai and Lin (1992). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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