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Turbinaria frondens

(Dana, 1846)

Yellow Cup Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Red Sea, Indo-Pacific Ocean, Australia, Indian Ocean, and Eastern Africa

Natural Environment: Shallow reefs and rocky foreshores

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 74 to 83°F (23 - 28°C). Requires bright light and moderate water movement. Keep free of detritus. When irritated, these corals can dispense copious amounts of clear mucus. If this mucus touches other corals it can damage them as it is presumed to contain nematocysts or a toxin used as a defense mechanism.

 Turbinaria frondens (Yellow Cup Coral)
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