Euphyllia divisa

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Frogspawn coral
Euphyllia divisa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Caryophylliidae
Genus: Euphyllia
Species: E. divisa
Binomial name
Euphyllia divisa
Veron & Pichon, 1979 [1]

Euphyllia divisa, commonly known as frogspawn coral and sometimes misspelled Euphyllia divisia, is a large-polyped stony coral native to the Indo-Pacific islands. It is a commonly kept species in the marine aquarium hobby. The related coral Euphyllia paradivisa is frequently misidentified as frogspawn leading to some confusion. Euphyllia divisa has a corallite skeleton with a flabello-meandroid "wall" structure whereas Euphyllia paradivisa has a tree-like branching structure with separate coralites.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euphyllia divisa Veron and Pichon, 1979". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ Tim Wijgerde. "Euphyllia paradivisa". Coralscience.org. Coral Publications. Retrieved 2011-12-21.