Spine coral (Hydnophora microconos)

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Spine coral fact file

Spine coral description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyMerulinidae
GenusHydnophora (1)

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Spine coral status

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 (March, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (March, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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Hydnophora microconos surface detail  
Hydnophora microconos surface detail

© Professor Charles Sheppard

Professor Charles Sheppard
arkive@wildscreen.org.uk

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