Euphyllia divisa

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Frogspawn coral
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Euphylliidae
Genus: Euphyllia
Species: E. divisa
Binomial name
Euphyllia divisa
Veron & Pichon, 1979 [2]

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.[3]

Distribution & habitat[edit]

It is native to the Indo-Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Ryukyu Islands and East China Sea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Palau[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turak, E., Sheppard, C. & Wood, E. 2008. Euphyllia divisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  2. ^ "Euphyllia divisa Veron and Pichon, 1979". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  3. ^ Tim Wijgerde. "Euphyllia paradivisa". Coralscience.org. Coral Publications. Retrieved 2011-12-21.