831 species

Euphyllia paraancora

Veron, 1990


Dana, 1846

Characters: Skeletons are similar to those of Euphyllia glabrescens with corallites 20-40 millimetres diameter. Polyps have tentacles with anchor-shaped ends similar to those of E. ancora. Tentacle tips form concentric circles.

Colour: Pale tan or greenish-brown.

Similar Species: Euphyllia glabrescens and E. paraglabrescens. Euphyllia paraancora and E. paradivisa can only be reliably distinguished by the characters of polyp tentacles.

Habitat: Shallow to deep reef environments protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Taxonomic References: Veron (1990a); Veron (2000a);

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change