Seriatopora stellata

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Seriatopora stellata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Pocilloporidae
Genus: Seriatopora
Species:
S. stellata
Binomial name
Seriatopora stellata
Quelch, 1886 [2]

Seriatopora stellata is a species of colonial stony coral in the family Pocilloporidae. It is native to the western Indo-Pacific region, its range extending from the central Indian Ocean to the central Indo-Pacific, northwestern Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the south China Sea and the oceanic island groups in the West Pacific. It grows in shallow water on sheltered reef slopes at depths down to about 20 metres (66 ft). It is a widespread but uncommon species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed its conservation status as being "near threatened".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoeksema, B.W.; Rogers, A.; Quibilan, M.C. (2008). "Seriatopora stellata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T133002A3533248. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T133002A3533248.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ Hoeksema, B. (2015). "Seriatopora stellata Quelch, 1886". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-05-02.

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