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Galaxea fascicularis

Linné, 1767

Pricky coral

Classification
Identification
Biology
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Galaxea fascicularis (Linné, 1767)
Synonyms :
Classification : Scleractinia [ Bourne, 1900 ] ( Hard corals )
 
Name : Corail piquant
Name : Pricky coral
Grass coral
Galaxy coral
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
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Colonies massives, encroutantes ou colonnaires pouvant atteindre plusieurs mètres. Les polypes séparés les uns des autres mesurent jusqu'à 1,5 cm de haut pour 5 à 7 mm de diamètre.

Coloration : les polypes sont habituellement bruns, mais les pointes des tentacules peuvent être blanches ou vertes.

A partir de 3m de profondeur.
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

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Geographical distribution
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Indo-Pacifique, Mer rouge.
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Websites :
http://perso.wanadoo.fr/sulawesi.biologie.sous-marine/MEANDRIINA/index [...]
http://www.centrescientifique.mc/csmfr/galaxea_salle.htm

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Découvrir la mer Rouge et l'océan Indien
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1996, 1997
Data sheet written by Sealifecenter , 19/01/2005

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