Symphyllia radians Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1849
photo by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.

Family:  Mussidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 40 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to Melanesia, north to Japan and south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Formation: hemispherical to flat. Valley: 20 to 25 mm wide, in average; irregularly meandroid, straight in flat colonies. Walls: moderately thick, fleshy, with a grove along the top. Color: widely ranging from red to gray and green, with valleys and walls often of contrasting color. Colonies in Red Sea are commonly cream colored (Ref. 848).
Biology:  Occurs in upper reef slopes and fringing reefs (Ref. 848).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: SeaLifeBase Team, - 18.07.08

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