Diploria strigosa   (Dana,  1846) (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Faviidae

Image copyrights: Fredrik Ehrenstrom

Description
Color: Purple brown, grey or greenish in color with green or grey valley floors.

Massive or encrusting colonies. Columellae are well developed although interlinked. Fine ambulacral groove (if present).


Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tarmugli 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/
  • Arkive: Images of life on earth Available at - http://www.arkive.org/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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