Caryophyllia inornata

Tuesday 4 November 2014
by  Dorian GUILLEMAIN
popularity : 59%

Caryophyllia inornata (Duncan, 1878)

Classification :

Phylum
Cnidaria
Class
Anthozoa
Ordre
Scleractinia
Famille
Caryophylliidae
Genre
Caryophyllia

Description :
Caryophyllia inornata is a Cnidarian in the order of Scleractinia. This species is a sciaphilous species living on the ceilings of caves and overhangs from the surface to more than 100 m.

Itis a solitary cup coral with conspicuous septa reddish to greenish or completely white with prominent ribs. It can reach 1,2 cm in diameter. The chalice is circular round to oval. The polyp is translucent brown to yellowish, white or pink.

Identification
Keystone specie
Occurrence Tiboulen de Frioul
Occurrence Moyade island
Occurrence Cassidaigne
Present in Barcelona list
Possibility of confusion
No
Moderate
Moderate
Moderate
Yes

References :
LE BRIS Sylvain, ANDRÉ Frédéric, in : DORIS, 29/3/2014 : Caryophyllia inornata (Duncan, 1878), http://doris.ffessm.fr/fiche2.asp?fiche_numero=3451.

Caryophyllia inornata / © F. Zuberer


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