Cyphastrea chalcidicum   (Forskal,  1775) (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Faviidae

Image copyrights: Huang's Green Country Industrial

Description
Color: Usually brown, green or cream.

Corallites have clearly alternating costae (easily visible under water). There are 12 primary septa.


Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, CSG (1971) Composition of the coral fauna of the southeastern coast of India and the Laccadives Symposium of the zoological society of London 28 301-327 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/6215/1/601.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2002) Huang's green country industrial co. Ltd. Available at - http://www.green-country.com.tw

Page last updated on:2011-04-11

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