Pocillopora damiconis     (Hard Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Pocilloporidae

Description
Color: Usually pale brown, greenish or pink.

Colonies are compact clumps reaching several metres across. There is no clear distinction between verrucae and branches as these intergrade with each other. Branches are highly compact and sturdy in habitats exposed to strong wave action and are thin and open in deep or protected habitats.

Similar species: Pocillopora danae, which has thicker branches and does not have intergrading verrucae and branches.

Hermaphroditic, brooder



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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)

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Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at - http://www.reefindia.org/
  • Advanced Aquarist Available at - http://www.advancedaquarist.com/
  • Veron, JEN (2000) Corals of the world Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia 2 429 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Reeflex Available at - http://www.reeflex.net/


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