The offspring of Lobophyllia costata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Lobophyllia costata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Lobophyllia costata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Lobophyllia costata (Dana, 1846)
Original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]
New combination reference Arrigoni R, Terraneo TI, Galli P, Benzoni F (2014) Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) reshuffled: Pervasive . non-monophyly at genus level. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 73: 60-64
Habitat: Upper reef slopes and lagoons.
Mussa costata Dana, 1846 (basionym, previous combination)