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Goniastrea stelligera

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Favia stelligera. Red Sea. An encrusting colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
3590 
AphiaID:
763067 
Scientific:
Goniastrea stelligera 
German:
Hinrkoralle 
English:
Knob Coral 
Category:
Steenkoralen LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Goniastrea (Genus) > stelligera (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Great Barrier Reef, Philippines, South-Pazific, Madagascar, Somalia, Red Sea, Tonga, Australia, Mozambique, South-Africa, Kenya, the Seychelles, Indische Oceaan 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, zoöxanthellen / licht 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Normaal 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-09-09 21:53:35 

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Goniastrea stelligera (Dana, 1846)

Characters: Colonies are spherical, columnar, hillocky or flat and may be several metres across. Corallites are evenly distributed and conical, with thick walls and small openings. Costae are equal and well developed. Those of adjacent corallites do not join. A crown of paliform lobes is usually clearly visible.

Colour: Uniform brown or green.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments where water movement is strong.<

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Montastrea salebrosa , Plesiastrea versipora

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wijsman-Best (1972), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Randall and Myers (1983), Veron (1986), Sheppard and Sheppard (1991), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Synonymised names:
Astraea lobata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Dipsastraea stelligera (Dana, 1846) (previous combination)
Favia acropora (Linnaeus, 1767) (synonym ?)
Favia hombroni (Rousseau, 1854) (synonym)
Favia lobata (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Favia pseudostelligera Hoffmeister, 1932 (synonym)
Favia stelligera (Dana, 1846) (previous combination)
Favia stelligera var. fanningensis Vaughan, 1918 (synonym)
Goniastrea hombroni (Rosseau, 1854) (synonym)
Heliastrea orion (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Madrepora acropora Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym ?)
Orbicella orion Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Orbicella stelligera Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Parastrea hombroni Rouseau, 1854 (synonym)
Parastrea lobata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Plesiastrea armata Verrill, 1872 (synonym)
Plesiastrea carli Nemenzo, 1979 (Synonymy)

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