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Millepora alcicornis (Fire coral)

Synonyms: Millepora alcicornis subsp. corniculata; Millepora alcicornis subsp. crustacea; Millepora alcicornis subsp. digitata; Millepora alcicornis subsp. ramosa; Millepora alcicornis var. cellulosa; Millepora candida; Millepora carthaginiensis; Millepora crista-galli; Millepora delicatula; Millepora digitata; Millepora esperi; Millepora fenestrata; Millepora forskali; Millepora gothica; Millepora moniliformis; Millepora pumila; Millepora schrammi; Millepora trinitatis; Palmipora fasciculata; Palmipora parasitica

Wikipedia Abstract

Millepora alcicornis, or sea ginger, is a species of colonial fire coral with a calcareous skeleton. It is found on shallow water coral reefs in the tropical west Atlantic Ocean. It shows a variety of different morphologies depending on its location. It feeds on plankton and derives part of its energy requirements from microalgae found within its tissues. It is an important member of the reef building community and subject to the same threats as other corals. It can cause painful stings to unwary divers.
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Water Biome [1]  Reef

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgi[2]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Dioithona oculata[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus amazonicus[2]
Ditrichocorycaeus americanus[2]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Parvocalanus crassirostris[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Undinula vulgaris[2]


Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[3]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[2]
Cantherhines macrocerus (Whitespotted filefish)[3]
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)[2]
Chaetodon capistratus (School mistress)[2]
Chaetodon sedentarius (School mistress)[2]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[2]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[2]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Entomacrodus nigricans (Pearl Blenny)[2]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[2]
Microspathodon chrysurus (Yellowtail damselfish)[2]
Phragmatopoma caudata[2]
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Dierenpark Emmen
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium


W Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit 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.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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