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Millepora squarrosa (Encrusting fire coral)

Synonyms: Millepora faveolata; Millepora folliata; Millepora striata; Millepora tuberculata

Wikipedia Abstract

Millepora squarrosa, also known as Millepora striata, is a species of fire coral that can be found in the Caribbean Sea as well as in the West Atlantic. They have a smooth surface covered in tiny pores from which polyps protrude. They can reach up to 5 centimeters in height and can range from brown or tan in color with slight purple or red tints. It is commonly known as "box fire coral", which refers to its box-like structure and the stinging sensation felt when touched with a bare hand.
View Wikipedia Record: Millepora squarrosa

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Millepora squarrosa

Prey / Diet



W Atlantic Ocean;

External References



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.
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