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Montastraea cavernosa (great star coral; False knob coral)

Wikipedia Abstract

The great star coral (Montastraea cavernosa) is a colonial stony coral found in the Caribbean seas. It forms into massive boulders and sometimes develops into plates. Its polyps are the size of a human thumb and fully extend at night.
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Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona oculata[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Predators

Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)[1]
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)[1]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[1]
Entomacrodus nigricans (Pearl Blenny)[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Holacanthus tricolor (Yellow nanny)[1]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[1]
Scarus trispinosus (Greenback parrotfish)[2]
Sparisoma amplum (Reef parrotfish)[2]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Live coral predation by parrotfishes (Perciformes: Scaridae) in the Abrolhos Bank, eastern Brazil, with comments on the classification of species into functional groups, Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho, Rodrigo L. Moura, Camilo M. Ferreira and Ericka O. C. Coni, Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(2):191-200, 2008
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