Catalaphyllia jardinei (Saville-Kent, 1893)
Elegance coral
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Merulinidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Colonies are flabello-meandroid with wide v-shaped valleys that are evenly spaced. There are no columellae. Polyps have large tubular tentacles extending from large fleshy oral discs. Color is green with pink tentacle tips and a striped oral disc.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (A4cd) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 02.03.21

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