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Millepora alcicornis   Linnaeus, 1758

fire coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Millepora alcicornis   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Milleporidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

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Environment

Benthic; brackish; depth range 0 - 45 m (Ref. 86643)

Climate / Range

Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Short description

Multiple branches in a single plane with small pores from which the tiny polyps protrude. Tan or mustard with white tips and edges (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 83917. In reefs and seagrass beds and occasionally on mangrove roots. Very common in shallow protected areas in Bocas del Torro where there can be solid beds of this species (Ref. 415). Colonial (Ref. 19). Known from tidal inlets, sheltered areas of bays, including mangrove shores, exposed areas of bays, including any ledges at their entrance, sounds, shallow reefs and shallow coastal benthic habitats (< 25 m) (Ref. 86643). Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 14).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

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