Rice coral (Montipora capitata)

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Rice coral fact file

Rice coral description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyAcroporidae
GenusMontipora (1)

Information on Montipora capitata is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Rice coral status

Montipora capitata is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Near Threatened

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (April, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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