The offspring of Echinopora fruticulosa are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Echinopora fruticulosa, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Echinopora fruticulosa, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are dome-shaped clumps of interlocking branches up to 2 metres across. Branches are formed of single tubular corallites (or axial corallites) with lateral buds. Corallites are 5-8 millimetres diameter. Costal spines are widely spaced and not exsert. There is little tendency to form laminae or solid bases.
Colour: Pinkish-brown with pale corallite ends.
Habitat: Most shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Echinopora gemmacea , Echinopora horrida
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).