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Pocillopora zelli

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Pocillopora zelli. Kiribati, equatorial western Pacific. Colony with a curtain of branches. Copyright (c) by Len Zell http://www.lenzell.com/

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lexID:
5929 
Scientific:
Pocillopora zelli 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Мелкополипные Жёсткие Кораллы 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Pocillopora (Genus) > zelli (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Западный тихий океан, Француская полинезия 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Зооксантеллы/Свет, Планктон 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
средний 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2013-08-24 08:09:31 

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Pocillopora zelli
Veron, 2000

Colonies form hemispherical mounds or are openly branched. Branches are tall and upright, almost cylindrical in section, becoming flattened towards the tip. Verrucae are widely spaced, short and uniform. Outer branches of colonies may be fused.

Colour: Brown with white branch tips.

Similar species: Pocillopora capitata , Pocillopora verrucosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

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