Solenastrea bournoni   Milne Edwards & Haime,  1850 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Faviidae

Image copyrights: Juan A. Sanchez

Description
Color: Cream or tan in color with colorless or green polyps.

Colonies are massive forming hemispherical domes with smooth or slightly irregular surfaces. Corallite rims forms conspicuous dark circles. Tentacles which may be extended during the day are long, giving colonies a ragged appearance.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar 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/
  • Bocas del Toro: Species database Available at - http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bocas_database/search/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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