Euphyllia parancora

Euphyllia parancora (en) Branching Hammer Coral, (de) Hammerkoralle
ClassificationAnimalia > Cnidaria > Anthozoa > Scleractinia > Caryophylliidae > Euphyllia
SpeciesEuphyllia parancora (Veron, 1990)
Common names(en) Branching Hammer Coral, (de) Hammerkoralle
StatusVulnerable  IUCN Red List Link
Care levelNormal (what this means)
Close relativesE. ancora, E. glabrescens, E. paradivisa and E. yaeyamaensis
Distant relativesPlerogyra sinuosa
AggressionLong sweeper tentacles can deliver potent stings
DiseasesSusceptible to brown jelly disease

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CommentsA hardy, fast-growing species of Euphyllia. The branching (para-) varieties are commonly found in the aquarium trade at low prices and are sure to make a nice addition to any established reef aquarium. They should be given enough room as they grow quickly and have long sweeper tentacles which will sting all corals in the vicinity.

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