Solenosmilia variabilis   Duncan,  1873 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Caryophylliidae

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Description
Calices shallow and elliptical. Septa in 4 cycles, first 3 subequal and join columella. Fourth cycle very narrow. Septa slightly collapsing in calyx, edges entire and sides granular. Columella conspicuous composed of twisted trabeculae. Costae conspicuous at thecal rim fading on the branches.


Synonym (s)
Solenosmilia jeffreyi Alcock, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Kollam (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 76.5) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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