Cycloseris patelliformis   (Boschma,  1923) (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Fungiidae

Description
Color: Pale brown or cream, sometimes with dark perimeter.

Discs are very neat and mostly circular. While the discs of some examples show irregularities, these are not nearly as distorted as in Diaseris. Primary septa are strongly arched and thickened. Synapticulae connecting adjacent septa are often clear. Costae reach the centre of the discs and are more or less equal (Source: WoRMS).



Synonym (s)
Fungia patelliformis Boschma, 1923

Common Name (s)
• Hermit Corals or Kneecap Coral (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats, Anthropogenic
(Protected under Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Plankton

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDONESIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataraman, K; Satyanarayana, CH; Alfred, JRB and Wolstenholme, J (2003) Handbook on hard corals of India ZSI, Kolkata 266 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Wafar, MVM and Wafar, S (2001) 101 questions on corals: Towards awareness National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and Administration of the U.T. of Lakshadweep 81 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Veron, JEN (2000) Corals of the world Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia 2 429 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Reeflex Available at - http://www.reeflex.net/
  • Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972

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