Elliptical star coral (Dichocoenia stokesii)

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Elliptical star coral fact file

Elliptical star coral description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyMeandrinidae
GenusDichocoenia (1)

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Elliptical star coral status

Classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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To learn about efforts to conserve Dichocoenia stokesii see:

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (February, 2010)
    http://www.cites.org
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Elliptical star coral, close up  
Elliptical star coral, close up

© Professor Charles Sheppard

Professor Charles Sheppard
arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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