Caulastraea curvata Wijsman-Best, 1972
Trumpet coral
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Family:  Merulinidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: From Sumatra, east to Tuvalu, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Usually small colonies. Corallites: sometimes compact, but often sprawl irregularly; distinctly curved at colony periphery, 8 mm across in average. Pale brown (Ref. 848).
Biology:  Occurs in flat substrates, often with Caulastrea furcata (Ref. 848). Also in slopes, lagoons and inter-reef soft substrates (Ref. 98471).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (A4cd) Ref. 123251)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 02.08.21

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