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Boulder Star Coral

Orbicella annularis (Ellis & Solander 1786)

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Orbicella annularis (Boulder Star Coral) is a species of cnidarians in the family Merulinidae. It has a crustose growth form. It is listed in CITES Appendix II. Boulder Star Coral form marine reefs. It is a photosymbiotroph. It has alternation of generations and asexual reproduction; it is a broadcast spawner and a hermaphrodite. Boulder Star Coral 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)
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/11134/legal
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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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