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Symphyllia hassi Sinuous cup coral

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lexID:
9865 
AphiaID:
288083 
Scientific:
Symphyllia hassi 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Sinuous Cup Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Symphyllia (Genus) > hassi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pillai & Scheer, ), 1976 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Eritrea, (the) Maldives, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, North Pacific (Ocean), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
- 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-07-23 11:52:03 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Symphyllia hassi are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Symphyllia hassi, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Symphyllia hassi, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Pillai & Scheer, 1976

Very special thanks for the first photo of Symphyllia hassi to Dr. Douglas Fenner, American Samoa!

Colonies are hemispherical to flat and are seldom more than 0.2 metres across. Valleys are short and usually less than 25 millimetres wide. Walls are thick and in extreme cases can have an ambulacral groove which is wider than the valleys (similar to the faviid Diploria labyrinthiformis). Costae and septa are both thick. Septa have large blunt spines. Columellae are large and centred in valleys.

Colour: Cream.

Habitat: Exposed upper reef slopes and reef flats.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Symphyllia agaricia

Source: AIMS, Coral Fact Sheets

Depth: 4 to 20 meters.


Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Symphyllia (Genus) > Symphyllia hassi (Species)

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