Symphyllia hassi Pillai & Scheer, 1976
Sinuous cup coral
photo by Veron, Charlie (J.E.N.)

Family:  Mussidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Yemen, Maldives, Indonesia to Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Formation: hemispherical or flat; rarely exceeds 0.2 m across. Valleys: short, often wide, usually less than 25 mm wide. Walls: thick, may have an ambulacral groove in extreme cases. Thick costae. Septa: thick, with large blunt spines. Columellae: large, centered in valleys. Color: cream (Ref. 848).
Biology:  Occurs in exposed upper reef slopes and reef flats (Ref. 848).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (A4c) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 25.05.15

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