Euphyllia ancora

Euphyllia ancora (en) Anchor Coral, Hammerhead Coral, Ridge Coral, (de) Hammerkoralle, (fr) Corail Marteau, corail ancre
ClassificationAnimalia > Cnidaria > Anthozoa > Scleractinia > Caryophylliidae > Euphyllia
SpeciesEuphyllia ancora (Veron and Pichon, 1979)
Common names(en) Anchor Coral, Hammerhead Coral, Ridge Coral, (de) Hammerkoralle, (fr) Corail Marteau, corail ancre
StatusVulnerable IUCN Red List Link
Care levelNormal (what this means)
Close relativesE. glabrescens, E. paradivisa, E. parancora and E. yaeyamaensis
Distant relativesPlerogyra sinuosa

Rank 26 in the Top 50 Coral And Marine Life Photographs
CommentsThe non-branching variety of this popular aquarium genus. Growing much slower and commanding a higher price than the branching (para-) varieties. They should be given enough room as they have long sweeper tentacles which will sting corals in the vicinity.
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