Euphyllia divisa   Veron and Pichon  1979 (Hard Coral)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hexacorallia
Order:Scleractinia
Family:Caryophylliidae

Description
Color: Translucent cream or green tentacles with pale tips.

Colonies may be over one meter across. They are flabello-meandroid with exsert septa which plunge near the valley center. Valley walls form sharp edges. There are no columellae. Polyps have large tubular tentacles with smaller tubular branches. All branches have knob-like tips.

Gonochoric, broadcast spawning

Similar species: Euphyllia ancora has identical skeleton but distinctive tentacles. Euphyllia paradivisa has similar tentacles, but is phaceloid.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Brine schrimp nauplii, cyclops, dustfood , lobster eggs, plankton
IUCN Status:  NearThreatened

Biogeography


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

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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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