Lesser star coral (Cyphastrea microphthalma)

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Lesser star coral fact file

Lesser star coral description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyFaviidae
GenusCyphastrea (1)

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Lesser star coral status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (December, 2008)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (December, 2008)
    http://www.cites.org
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Lesser star coral  
Lesser star coral

© Steve Coles

Steve Coles, Ph. D
slcoles@bishopmuseum.org

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