Frogspawn coral

Euphyllia divisa

''Euphyllia divisa'', commonly known as frogspawn coral and sometimes misspelled ''Euphyllia divisia'', is a large-polyped stony coral native to the Indo-Pacific islands. ''Euphyllia divisa'' has a corallite skeleton with a flabello-meandroid "wall" structure whereas ''Euphyllia paradivisa'' has a tree-like branching structure with separate coralites.
Frogspawn coral - Euphyllia divisa  Euphyllia divisa,Fall,Frogspawn coral,Geotagged,Indonesia

Naming

The related coral ''Euphyllia paradivisa'' is frequently misidentified as frogspawn leading to some confusion.
Frogspawn coral (Euphyllia divisa) Monument, Lembeh -night dive. Euphyllia divisa,Frogspawn coral,Geotagged,Indonesia,Spring

Distribution

It is native to the Indo-Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Ryukyu Islands and East China Sea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Palau
Euphyllia divisa - Frogspawn coral Usually a distinctive purple-grey, sometimes greenish-grey, occasionally translucent. Branchlets sometimes have pale tips. Tentacles are short and fleshy and covered with short uniform branchlets, each with a terminal knob. They are aligned radially to polyp centres and can retract, but only slowly.       Euphyllia divisa,Fall,Frogspawn coral,Geotagged,Malaysia,borneo,coral

Habitat

It is native to the Indo-Pacific, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Ryukyu Islands and East China Sea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Palau

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Status: Near threatened
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionCnidaria
ClassAnthozoa
OrderScleractinia
FamilyEuphylliidae
GenusEuphyllia
SpeciesE. divisa
Photographed in
Indonesia
Malaysia