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fire coral

n.
Any of various brownish-yellow reef-building colonial hydrozoans of the genus Millepora having an encrusting or branching calcareous skeleton and nematocysts that release stinging barbs. Also called millepore.
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Dendropoma maxima individuals are very common on the reef crest using corals (Millepora dichotoma, Millepora platyphylla (Figure 1(a)), Porites lutea, and Porites nodifera) as their main substrate, and on the rear reef flat, where organisms are often attached to blocks of dead or live coral rubble.
The results showed spatial differences at the leeward zone, determined by the presence of corals of the genera Acropora, Porites, Millepora, Montastraea and Diploria, as well as species of Zoantharia (Palythoa), Oetocorallia, seagrass (Thalassia), green algae (Halimeda), brown algae (Phaeophyceae), dead corals and sandy bottoms.
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Australian scientists have conducted a study sequencing the genome of the staghorn coral Acropora millepora, which is a major component of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide.
Habitat: Bathygobius soporator has been taken from sheltered rock and sand beaches, mangroves, cobble shorelines with patches of seagrass, rock jetties, seawalls near the mouths of rivers and streams, near Millepora reefs and warm, shallow tidepools covered with soft algae on sheltered shores.
The reef-building coral Acropora millepora does not have a lot on its mind.
In many instances they do this in conjunction with the related fire corals, (Millepora, Stylaster), which are not corals at all, but hydrozoans.
millepora. Two or three branches containing several hundred polyps were taken each year from 20 large colonies ([greater than]30 cm diameter) of each species on each reef, a total of 1980 colonies.
We assigned each epibiont taxon to 1 of 10 categories based on taxonomic affiliation, adult morphology, and life history: filamentous algae, fleshy algae, corallines (coralline algae, encrusting corals, Millepora, and bryozoa), soft-bodied cnidaria (small hydroids and larger anemones), massive sponges, encrusting sponges, ascidians, barnacles, bivalves, and worms.
Effects of high dissolved inorganic and organic carbon availability on the physiology of the hard coral Acropora millepora from the Great Barrier Reef.
Induction of larval metamorphosis of the coral Acropora millepora by tetrabromopyrrole isolated from a Pseudoalteromonas bacterium.