Orbicella annularisis commonly referred to as Boulder Star Coral, Lobed Star Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Orbicella annularis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Orbicella annularis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Orbicella annularis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Ellis and Solander, 1786
Correct Name concering Sealifebase:
Montastraea annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Correct Name concering WoRMS:
Orbicella annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Similar Species: None in the Atlantic. Montastrea salebrosa and M. curta have corallites of similar size; the latter has similar morphological variations. See also Favia stelligera.