Scarlet Coral - Balanophyllia europaea

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Balanophyllia europaea, commonly known as the solitary madreporaScarlet Coral is a coral mother of the Dendrophylliidae family.

Balanophyllia europaea madrepora solitaria intotheblue.it

Balanophyllia europaea madrepora solitaria intotheblue.it

 

Habitat and distribution
Common on hard bottoms, up to about 40 meters deep. Endemic of the Mediterranean Sea.

Description
Non-colonial species, it has the typical squashed basket shape in the central part, usually larger than tall, light brown in color, from which 48 tentacles protrude. It lives in symbiosis with zooxanthellae. It grows up to 3 centimeters in diameter.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanophyllia_europaea

 

Balanophyllia europaea madrepora solitaria intotheblue.it

Balanophyllia europaea madrepora solitaria intotheblue.it

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Andrea Cirivasi Andrea Cirivasi ha scritto / wrote 92 articoli / Posts.
Questo articolo è stato scritto il / This article was written on 31/03/2019
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