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Blue Polyp Encrusting Coral

Montipora efflorescens Bernard 1897

Montipora efflorescens (Blue Polyp Encrusting Coral) is a species of cnidarians in the family staghorn corals. It is listed as near threatened by IUCN and in CITES Appendix II. Blue Polyp Encrusting Coral form marine reefs. It is a photosymbiotroph. It has alternation of generations, asexual reproduction, and sexual reproduction; it is a broadcast spawner and a hermaphrodite. Blue Polyp Encrusting Coral has parental care (symbiont inheritance). It is a sessile animal.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_II
  • Definition: Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled. It also includes so-called "look-alike species", i.e. species whose specimens in trade look like those of species listed for conservation reasons. International trade in specimens of Appendix-II species may be authorized by the granting of an export permit or re-export certificate. No import permit is necessary for these species under CITES (although a permit is needed in some countries that have taken stricter measures than CITES requires). Permits or certificates should only be granted if the relevant authorities are satisfied that certain conditions are met, above all that trade will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. (See Article IV of the Convention)
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Blue polyp encrusting coral. View this species on GBIF