Pocillopora meandrina var nobilis   Dana,  1846 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Pocilloporidae

Description
Colonies range from 15 to 17 cm in greater spread and upto 10 cm in total height. Branches expanding towards top; Verrucae uniform, rounded, average 2 mm in diameter. Calices 1-2 mm in length in polygonal ones and 1-2 mm in diameter in circular ones at proximal parts of branches. Septa and columella poorly developed. Broad flattened branches with mostly uniform verrucae is characteristics of the species.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam (Lat: 8.37) (Long: 76.95) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Enayam INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• South West Coast INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, CSG and Jasmine, S (1989) The coral fauna of Lakshadweep Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 179-195 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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 - eprints.cmfri.org.in/634/1/Gopi_109-125.pdf

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