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All Coral and Invertebrate Species

Acropora Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Acropora Coral

The genus Acropora is one of the most species-rich of stony coral genera (while the number of species is debatable, there are more than 350 species in the genus).

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Anchor Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Anchor Coral

Some of the large-polyped stony corals make incredible display animals in the reef aquarium. Probably one of the most stunning of these is the anchor coral or hammer coral (Euphyllia ancora). The anchor coral has a large polyp with long tentacles that often exhibits bright colors.

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Cauliflower Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Cauliflower Coral

The cauliflower coral (Pocillopora damicornis) is very common in the wild and in the aquarium trade. The cauliflower coral has been the subject of many scientific studies — in fact, more is known about this coral than any other.

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Crocea Clam Coral-Invert Species Profile

Crocea Clam

Physical Description: The tridacna crocea clam, also commonly referred to as the crocea clam is one of the most vibrant clams in the reefkeeping hobby. Color variations include deep, vibrant hues of blue, green, purple and sometimes yellow or gold.

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Elegance Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Elegance Coral

The elegance coral (Catalaphyllia jardinei) is one of the most beautiful corals available to the reef aquarist.

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Emerald Crab Coral-Invert Species Profile

Emerald Crab

The Emerald Crab (Mithraculus sculptus) is a workhorse invertebrate that is often introduced into a reef tank to dispatch any bubble algae that is in the tank.

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Fox Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Fox Coral

The bizarre fox coral has a thin ridgelike skeleton and fleshy, smooth polyps that extend far out of the corallites. When fully extended, the tissue is reminiscent of elegance coral (Catalaphyllia spp.) or “mushroom coral” (corallimorphs, family Actinodiscidae).

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Frogspawn Coral-Invert Species Profile

Frogspawn

Physical Description: Euphyllia paradivisa, also known by the common name frogspawn coral, is a popular coral for many aquarists, novice and experienced alike.

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Hammer Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Hammer Coral

Some of the large-polyped stony corals make incredible display animals in the reef aquarium. Probably one of the most stunning of these is the hammer coral or anchor coral (Euphyllia ancora). The hammer coral has a large polyp with long tentacles that often exhibits bright colors.

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Hawaiian Feather Duster Coral-Invert Species Profile

Hawaiian Feather Duster

If you have ever been fortunate enough to experience the mesmerizing effects of watching a Hawaiian feather duster retract with lightening quickness into its protective tube, you know what all the hubbub is about when it comes to this intriguing marine invertebrate.

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Leather Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Leather Coral

Leather coral, or toadstool coral (Sarcophyton spp.) represent the perfect gateway cnidarians for those wanting to try their hand at keeping corals.

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Monti Cap Coral-Invert Species Profile

Monti Cap

The genus Montipora includes some of the most beautiful small-polyped stony corals available to reef aquarists. Not only are they found in a multitude of beautiful colors, they also exhibit some truly exquisite growth forms, including whirling.

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Open Brain Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Open Brain Coral

The open brain coral (Trachyphyllia geoffroyi) is a great stony coral for the beginner and advanced aquarist alike. The open brain coral consists of a large fleshy polyp that can exhibit some truly spectacular colors.

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Orange Cup Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Orange Cup Coral

There are few corals that can stand up to the brilliant colors of the members of the genus Tubastrea, which are known as orange cup corals or sun corals. The most commonly encountered species in the aquarium trade have orangish pink corallites, and bright orangish yellow or white polyps.

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Pipe Organ Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Pipe Organ Coral

The unique pipe organ coral (Tubipora musica) is a soft coral with a calcareous, external skeleton that is red.

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Plate Montipora Coral-Invert Species Profile

Plate Montipora

The genus Montipora includes some of the most beautiful small-polyped stony corals available to reef aquarists. Not only are they found in a multitude of beautiful colors, they also exhibit some truly exquisite growth forms, including whirling.

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Sexy Anemone shrimp Coral-Invert Species Profile

Sexy Anemone shrimp

The sexy anemone shrimp (Thor amboinensis) can be found throughout a wide range, including many parts of the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean. However, specimens in the trade come almost exclusively from East Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Sun Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Sun Coral

There are few corals that can stand up to the brilliant colors of the members of the genus Tubastrea, which are known as orange cup corals or sun corals. The most commonly encountered species in the aquarium trade have orangish pink corallites, and bright orangish yellow or white polyps.

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Toadstool Coral Coral-Invert Species Profile

Toadstool Coral

Toadstool coral, or leather coral (Sarcophyton spp.) represent the perfect gateway cnidarians for those wanting to try their hand at keeping corals.

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tridacna squamosa Coral-Invert Species Profile

tridacna squamosa

Physical Description: The Tridacna squamosa clam, also commonly referred to as the scaly clam, fluted clam or giant clam is bivalve. The shell of the squamosa clam is made up of wavy rows of scutes, or scales. The rows of scutes are symmetrical on either side of the clam.

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Turbinaria Heronensis or branching pagoda Coral-Invert Species Profile

Turbinaria Heronensis or branching pagoda

The Turbinaria heronensis coral has recently been called the “branching pagoda” or “spiny Turbinaria” coral, but its scientific name seems more prevalent in the hobby. Other members of this genus (T. peltata and T.

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