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Scolymia

Scolymia vitiensis

Bruggemann, 1877

Open Meat Coral, Meat Coral, Button Coral, Doughnut Coral. Disk Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Rare in the Indian Ocean, yet somewhat common and widespread Indo-West Pacific Ocean.

Natural Environment: Inhabits outer reef areas and bays, usually in shaded sites under ledges.

General Husbandry: See Scolymia australis for aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Mussidae

    Genus: Scolymia

 Scolymia vitiensis (Open Meat Coral, Meat Coral, Button Coral, Doughnut Coral. Disk Coral)
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