The offspring of Echinomorpha nishihirai are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Echinomorpha nishihirai, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Echinomorpha nishihirai, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Description: Colonies or individuals are thin and delicate. They may have only one corallite or have a prominent central corallite and widely spaced peripheral corallites. Septo-costae radiate from the central corallite like spokes from a wheel.
Color: Uniform or mottled dark browns or greens.
Habitat: Lower reef slopes protected from wave action, and in crevices.
Abundance: Rare but distinctive.
Similar Species: Superficially resembles mussids, especially Scolymia.