Symphyllia valenciennesii   Milne-Edwards & Haime,  1849 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Mussidae

Description
Colour: Usually grey or mottled with valley floors and walls of different colours.

Colonies are usually flat. Valleys radiate from a central area and have steep sides and flat floors. Valleys are separated by a well-defined groove. Septa are thick, with large teeth.


Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman, Neil Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2011) Animal discoveries 2010 Zoological Survey of India 1-107 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/right_menu/Animal_disc/Animal%20Discovery%202010.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Reeflex Available at - http://www.reeflex.net/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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