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Montipora spongodes

Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien

Montipora spongodes. Mainland Japan. Encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
4434 
AphiaID:
207135 
Scientific:
Montipora spongodes 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Storny Coral 
Category:
Stenkoraller - SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > spongodes (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Mayotte, Vietnam, Cambodia, Tokelau, Rapa, Celebes Sea, Niue, Lord Howe Island, Tansania, Somalia, Wallis and Futuna, Cebu ((Philippines), Laccadive Sea, Tuvalu, Réunion , Adenviken, Andamanska Havet, Australien, Banda havet, Barriärrevet, Bunaken (Norra Indonesien), Fiji, Filippinerna, Franska Polynesien, Guam, Indiska Oceanen, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Johnstonatollen, Kenya, Kokosöarna, Korallhavet, Madagaskar, Malaysia, Maldiverna, Marschallöarna, Mauritius, Mikronesien, Nya Guinea, Nya Kaledonien, Palau, Papua Nya Guinea, Pitcairnöarna, Röda Havet, Salomonöarna, Samoa, Seychellerna , Singapore, Sulawesi (Indonesien), Sumatra, Sydkinesiska Sjön, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuamotoöarna, Vanuatu  
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
3 - Ganska enkel 
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:
2012-06-27 10:05:55 

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

Characters: Colonies have encrusting or laminar bases which may have rootlets. Plates have upward projecting ridges developing into columns. Corallites are widely spaced and immersed. The coenosteum has no elaborations. Verrucae commonly form on lower parts of colonies.

Colour: Uniform dark brown, green or grey.

Habitat: Mostly high latitude reefs and rocky foreshores.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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Montipora spongodes. Mainland Japan. Encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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