Seriatopora caliendrum   Ehrenberg  1834 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Pocilloporidae

Description
Color: Cream or brown

A poorly defined species which shows a lot of geographic variation. Branches do not taper and they may be widely spaced or compact. Corallites are mostly arranged in rows along branches and tend to have Stylophora-like hoods. Tentacles are often extended during the day.

Hermaphroditic, sexual, brooder.

Similar species: Seriatopora stellata


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Needle Coral (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Recreation
(Aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Near Threatened

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Ashmore Reef AUSTRALIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
  • Veron, JEN (1986) Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu Available at - CMFRI, Kochi
  • Veron, JEN (2000) Corals of the world Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia 2 429 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Advanced Aquarist Available at - http://www.advancedaquarist.com/
  • Carpenter, KE; Abrar, M; Aeby, G; Aronson, RB; Banks, S et al. (2008) One third of reef building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts Science American Association for the Advancement of Science 321 125-126 Available at - http://sci.odu.edu/gmsa/about/Carpenter_corals_supplimental.pdf


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