Galaxea cryptoramosa   Fenner & Veron,  2002 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Oculinidae

Image copyrights: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Coral Reef Research

Description
Color: Usually pale brown with white tentacle tips.

Colonies are up to 30 cm across and made of irregular branches with irregularly fused corallites. Tentacles are extended day and night.


Synonym (s)

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

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

Biogeography


• 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/
  • Corals of the World online Available at - http://coral.aims.gov.au/

Page last updated on:2011-08-24

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