Discosoma

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Discosoma
Discosoma.jpg
blue mushroom coral, Discosoma sp. in a marine aquarium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Corallimorpharia
Family: Discosomatidae
Genus: Discosoma
Rüppell and Leuckart, 1828[1]
Species[2]

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Synonyms

Actinodiscus de Blainville, 1830[3][4]

Discosoma (synonym Actinodiscus), commonly as known mushroom coral, sometimes incorrectly as mushroom anemone or disc anemone, are a genus of soft coral native to the Indian ocean, and commonly collected, worldwide, as an easy coral to grow in marine aquaria.

References & External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Discosoma Rüppell and Leuckart, 1828". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ WoRMS (2010). "Actinodiscus". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  3. ^ de Blainville, H. M. D. (1830). Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles (in French) 60. Strasbourg and Paris: F. G. Levrault. p. 287. 
  4. ^ Harmin, Cha (2007). Systematics of the order Corallimorpharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). University of Kansas. pp. 83–85. ISBN 978-0-549-13246-2.