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Blastomussa merleti


Blastomussa merleti 
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
Blastomussa Merleti 
Stenkoraller - LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Blastomussa (Genus) > merleti (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Wells, ), 1961 
Quatar, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Réunion , Mozambique, Cebu ((Philippines), Gulf of Oman / Oman, Saudi Arabia, Irak, Sudan, Jordan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Djibouti, India, Iran, Cambodia, Kuwait, Mayotte, Yemen, Tansania, Comores, Eritrea, Israel, Adenviken, Andamanska Havet, Australien, Bahrain, Banda havet, Bunaken (Norra Indonesien), Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerna, Indiska Oceanen, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Indonesien, Japan, Kenya, Korallhavet, Madagaskar, Maldiverna, Mauritius, Nya Guinea, Nya Kaledonien, Palau, Papua Nya Guinea, Röda Havet, Salomonöarna, Samoa, Seychellerna , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi (Indonesien), Sumatra, Sydafrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu  
Sea depth:
0 - 50 Meter 
bis zu 1cm 
24°C - 27°C 
Dust fodder, fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
~ 100 Liter 
3 - Ganska enkel 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Last edit:
2019-10-10 09:20:38 

Captive breeding / propagation

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


(Wells, 1961)

Description: Colonies are phaceloid to plocoid, and consist of a few to large numbers of corallites. Corallites are less than 7 millimetres diameter. Septa are mostly in two cycles of which only the first reaches the columella. Septa have slightly serrated margins. Primary septa may be exsert. Columellae are poorly developed. Mantles, but not tentacles, are extended during the day and may form a continuous surface obscuring the underlying growth-form.

Color: Commonly dark red with conspicuous green oral discs. May also be pink, orange, brown or uniform dark grey with white margins to primary septa.

Similar Species: Blastomussa wellsi, which has much larger corallites with more numerous septa. See also the faviid Parasimplastrea sheppardi, which is cerioid and has extensive ‘groove and tubercle’ formations.

Bantamia merleti Wells, 1961
Blastomussa (Blastomussa) merleti (Wells, 1961)
Blastomussa merletti (Wells, 1961)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Blastomussa (Genus) > Blastomussa merleti (Species)



Husbandry know-how of owners

Benjamin am 20.07.09#5
Zweiter Versuch mit Blastomussa merleti , steht nicht in direkter Strömung und im Mittellichtbereich meines Aquariums .
Scheint ihr wesentlich besser zu bekommen .
Wird von mir zusätzlich mit meiner Tubastreaplanktonmischung versorgt auch das scheint ihr zu gefallen .
Trotzdem keine Anfängerkoralle .
kdsep2 am 17.06.08#4
Ich halte das Tier in 60 cm Tiefe bei 6xT5, ohne Fütterung.
mad-76 am 09.08.07#3
steht besser wenn sie nicht zuviel licht abbekommt, füttern steigert das wachstum.

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