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Euphyllia glabrescens

(Chamisso and Eysenhardt, 1821)

Torch Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea, Eastern Africa and also generally widespread elsewhere.

Natural Environment: Inhabits a wide range of reef environments and usually seen at depths between 40 to 50 feet (12 - 15 m).

General Husbandry: See Euphyllia divisa for recommended aquarium husbandry.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Euphyllidae

    Genus: Euphyllia

FYI: Colonies may form large mounding branching growths with polyps having knob-like tips, and generally overall a grey-blue to green or pink with white tentacles tips.

Does not have sweeper tentacles, yet do have copious amounts of long tentacles, which can do damage to any neighbor that it touches.

 Euphyllia glabrescens (Torch Coral)
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