Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) inornata (Duncan, 1878)

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Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Caryophylliidae (Family)

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Identifying features

  • Smaller. Typically taller than broad and up to 18 mm tall and 12 mm across.
  • Top of the coral circular or only slightly elliptical.
  • Septa of exoskeleton arranged in 6-rayed formation.
  • Rim of corallum may be tinted green or brown.
  • Polyp plain coloured white or red but usually brown.


Coenocyathus dohrni Döderlein, 1913
Coenocyathus giesbrechti Döderlein, 1913
Paracyathus inornatus Duncan, 1878
Paracyathus inornatus Duncan, 1878

International References

basis of record Cairns, S.D., Hoeksema, B.W., and J. van der Land, 2001. Scleractinia, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 109-110 [details]

redescription Zibrowius, H. (1980). Les scléractiniaires de la Méditerranée et de l’Atlantique nord-oriental. Mémoires de l’Institut océanographique, Monaco, 11. Musée océanographique de Monaco: Monaco. 3 volumes, including bibliography and taxonomic index pp. [details]

Last update: 08 Oct. 2018
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