Endopachys grayi   Milne Edwards & Haime,  1848 (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Dendrophylliidae

Description
Corallum compressed, free cuneiform expanding towards top. Alation of coaste on either side form wing like expansion. Two small buds present on either side of corallite at thecal rim where coastal expansion terminate. Total number of septa 44. Edges of major septa entire. Those of lower cycles serrated. Columella at bottom of axial fossa, composed of twisted trabeculate. Corallum porous.


Synonym (s)
Endopachys japonicum Yabe & Eguchi, 1932
Endopachys oahense Vaughan, 1907
Endopachys vaughani Durham, 1947
Endopachys weberi Alcock, 1902

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Kollam (Lat: 9.25) (Long: 76.5) 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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