Millepora dichotoma   (Forskal,  1775) (Coral)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydroidomedusa
Order:Capitata
Family:Milleporidae

Description
Color: Yellowish brown with pale tips

Dichotomously ramose, often anstomosing. Tips are blunt.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.28) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Red Sea
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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