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Turbinaria

Turbinaria peltata

(Esper, 1794)

Cup Coral, Chalice Coral, Turban Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits protected environments, shallow reef slopes, foreshores with turbid water where it is seen at depths between 3 to 85 feet (1 - 25 m).

General Husbandry: : Common in the trade.

Maricultured specimens available.

See Turbinaria frondens for suggested aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Dendrophylliidae

    Genus: Turbinaria

 Turbinaria peltata (Cup Coral, Chalice Coral, Turban Coral)
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 Turbinaria peltata (Cup Coral, Chalice Coral, Turban Coral)
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