Euphyllia cristata

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Euphyllia cristata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Euphylliidae
Genus: Euphyllia
Species:
E. cristata
Binomial name
Euphyllia cristata
Chevalier, 1971

Euphyllia cristata, commonly called grape coral, is a species of hard coral in the family Euphylliidae.[1]

The grape coral is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific area with a large presence in Indonesia. Grape coral is absent from the Red Sea.[1]

This type of hard coral builds small sized phaceloid colonies, which is a type of organisation in hard coral's formation where corallites are elongate and distinctive tube-like, between 20 and 40 millimetres (1.6 in) diameter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Turak, E.; Sheppard, C. & Wood, E (2014). "Euphyllia cristata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T133588A54290322. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T133588A54290322.en. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. ^ http://coral.aims.gov.au/factsheet.jsp?speciesCode=0146

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