Pocillopora kelleheri   Veron,  2002 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Pocilloporidae

Description
Size: Length- 34.2 cm;width- 17.5 cm and Height- 12.2 cm.

Colour: Light brown, rarely purple or green.

Colonies form wide plates with prostrate branches that are usually evenly spaced. Colonies are usually attached on one side and do not form clumps. Verrucae are uniform in size and are not crowded.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Cauliflower Coral (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.40) (Long: 92.66) INDIA (Record: 09/01/2010) (Depth: -8.5 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Pongibalu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mondal, T; Raghunathan, C and Ramakrishna (2011) New Record of Five Scleractinian Corals from Rutland Island, South Andaman Archipelago Asian Journal of Experimental Biological Sciences Society of Applied Sciences, India 2(1) 114-118 Available at - http://ajebs.com/vol5/19.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf
  • Raguraman, R; Sreeraj, CR; Immanuel, T and Raghunathan, C (2010) Intensive study on the Scleractinian coral diversity of Pongibalu, south andaman Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(1) 29-36 Available at - NIO,Goa

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