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Euphyllia paraancora

Veron, 1990

Skeletons are similar to those of Euphyllia glabrescens with corallites 20-40 millimetres diameter. Polyps have tentacles with anchor-shaped ends similar to those of E. ancora. Tentacle tips form concentric circles.

Colour: Pale tan or greenish-brown.

Habitat: Shallow to deep reef environments protected from wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Euphyllia glabrescens , Euphyllia paraglabrescens

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (1990a). Additional identification guide: Colin and Arneson (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Euphyllia paraancora.  Philippines.  Colonies with tentacles at increasingly retracted states. When extended, tentacles usually obscure the underlying colony structure.  Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraancora.Philippines.Colonies with tentacles at increasingly retracted states. When extended, tentacles usually obscure the underlying colony structure.Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Philippines.  Colonies with tentacles at increasingly retracted states. When extended, tentacles usually obscure the underlying colony structure.  Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraancora.Philippines.Colonies with tentacles at increasingly retracted states. When extended, tentacles usually obscure the underlying colony structure.Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Philippines.  Colonies with tentacles at increasingly retracted states. When extended, tentacles usually obscure the underlying colony structure.  Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraancora.Philippines.Colonies with tentacles at increasingly retracted states. When extended, tentacles usually obscure the underlying colony structure.Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Papua New Guinea.  Tentacles typically radiate from the corallite centre and form a concentric pattern.  Gerry Allen.

Euphyllia paraancora.Papua New Guinea.Tentacles typically radiate from the corallite centre and form a concentric pattern.Gerry Allen.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Euphyllia paraancora.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing branching pattern.

Euphyllia paraancora.Papua New Guinea.Showing branching pattern.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraancora.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Philippines.  Showing costae.

Euphyllia paraancora.Philippines.Showing costae.

Euphyllia paraancora.  Philippines.  Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraancora.Philippines.Showing corallite detail.