Cladangia exusta   Lutken,  1873 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Anthozoa

Corallum encrusting with a maximum thickness of 3 mm at growing edges. Corallites circular, level or projecting to a maximum of 5 mm. calices shallow, columella rising to a level of thecal rim or only less than 1 mm below level of thecal rim. Edges dentate.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Natural threats, Anthropogenic
(Protected under Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972)

Habitat:  Coastal


• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Orissa Coast INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Kadiapattanam INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, CSG (1969) Stony corals of the seas around India Proceedings of the Symposium on corals and coral reefs Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 191-216 Available at - NIO RC, Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Indian Wild Life Protection Act, 1972
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at -
  • Pillai, CSG and Jasmine, S (1995) Scleractinian corals of the erstwhile Travancore Coast (Southwest of India) Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The marine Biological Association of India 37 (1-2) 109-125 Available at -

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