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Montipora lobulata

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lexID:
5938 
AphiaID:
207141 
Scientific:
Montipora lobulata 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Montipora Lobulata 
Category:
Stenkoraller - SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Montipora (Genus) > lobulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bernard, 1897 
Occurrence:
Niue, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), India, Comores, Mayotte, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Tokelau, Réunion , Mozambique, Wallis and Futuna, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Amerikanska Samoa, Fiji, Franska Polynesien, Guam, Indiska Oceanen, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Julöarna, Kokosöarna, Madagaskar, Maldiverna, Mauritius, Palau, Pitcairnöarna, Samoa, Seychellerna , Tonga 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
3 - Ganska enkel 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2020-01-22 15:15:18 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Montipora lobulata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Montipora lobulata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Montipora lobulata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Bernard, 1897
Colonies are submassive, the surface being irregular mounds covered by irregular tuberculae. There is complete continuity in size between the mounds and tuberculae. Corallites are distributed irregularly although they are less common in tuberculae. The coenosteum is irregularly coarse.

Colour: Mottled brown and white.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Montipora efflorescens

Text source: Corals of the worl d by JEN Charlie Veron.

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