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Euphyllia paraglabrescens

Veron, 1990

Skeletons are almost identical to those of Euphyllia glabrescens. Tentacles are short and bubble-like and are extended day and night.

Colour: Grey or green.

Habitat: Has only been found attached to sandstone rock in shallow water.

Abundance: The dominant species of Ôjioya Port, Tanegashima, Japan, the only place where this species has been found.

Similar species: Euphyllia glabrescens , Euphyllia paraancora , Euphyllia paradivisa , Plerogyra simplex

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Euphyllia paraglabrescens.  Mainland Japan.  Colonies are hemispherical mounds of bulbous tentacle tips during the day.  Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.Mainland Japan.Colonies are hemispherical mounds of bulbous tentacle tips during the day.Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.  Mainland Japan.  At night, with tentacles partly retracted revealing the underlying skeletal structure.  Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.Mainland Japan.At night, with tentacles partly retracted revealing the underlying skeletal structure.Charlie Veron.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.  Mainland Japan.  Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.Mainland Japan.Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing whole colony.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing whole colony.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallite detail.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Euphyllia paraglabrescens.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.