Scapophyllia cylindricais commonly referred to as Columniform Crust Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Scapophyllia cylindrica are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Scapophyllia cylindrica, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Scapophyllia cylindrica, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848)
Clay Bryce from the Aquatic Zoology Western Australian Muesum did take a wonderfull photo of a juvenile colony, showing detail of septo-costae.
Colonies have thick laminar bases and blunt-ended columns which occasionally branch. Valleys are meandroid and sinuous. Septa are thick and fuse irregularly with each other and with the columellae. Columellae are composed of a few thick septal teeth. Tentacles are usually extended only at night and are long, tapering, and of uniform length.
Colour: Usually cream or yellow-brown.
Habitat: Usually found in partly turbid water such as around fringing reefs and in lagoons.
Similar species: Dendrogyra cylindrus, Leptoria irregularis.
This species is usually found in most reef environments. This species is found from 2-25 m