HusbandryEchinophyllia echinoporoides -
Description: Colonies are encrusting laminae, sometimes with nodules at the colony centre. Corallites are small (4-6 mm diameter), mostly immersed and are slightly inclined towards the colony margins.
Color: Usually a uniform cream to dark brownish-green, but commonly brick red in Japan.
Habitat: Most reef environments but especially turbid water on protected steeply sloping substrates.
Abundance: Uncommon in Australia, common in the northern hemisphere.
Similar Species: Unlike other Echinophyllia, but superficially resembles the faviid Echinopora lamellosa. It is readily distinguished by its exsert costae.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Echinophyllia (Genus) > Echinophyllia echinoporoides (Species)