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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 
AphiaID:
207476 
Scientific:
Leptastrea bottae 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stenkoraller - 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:
Cebu ((Philippines), Tansania, Comores, Réunion , Tuvalu, Celebes Sea, Somalia, India, Adenviken, Andamanska Havet, Australien, Banda havet, Fiji, Filippinerna, Franska Polynesien, Hawaii, Indonesien, Japan, Kenya, Kokosöarna, Korallhavet, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Maldiverna, Mauritius, Mikronesien, Östafrika, Palau, Papua Nya Guinea, Röda Havet, Salomonöarna, Samoa, Seychellerna , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi (Indonesien), Sumatra, Tahiti, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
Difficulty:
3 - Ganska enkel 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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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