Swollen brain coral (Blastomussa wellsi)

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Swollen brain coral fact file

Swollen brain coral description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyMussidae
GenusBlastomussa (1)

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Swollen brain 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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Find out more

To learn about efforts to conserve Blastomussa wellsi see:

View information on this species at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
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References

  1. IUCN Red List (November, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (November, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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