Name: Heterocyathus aequicostatus
Functional Group: Hard coral
Default Short Code: HetAeq
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Sometimes zooxanthellate. Corals are solitary, free-living, and have a flat base. They have a commensal relationship with a sipunculid worm (Aspidosiphon corallicola) which moves the coral about on soft substrates and prevents it from becoming buried. Tentacles are usually extended only at night. Larvae initially settle on a microgastropod shell which they usually envelop during subsequent growth. Corals have only one corallite which is circular. They have prominent costae.
Colour: Pale brown, often with a greenish oral disc.
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Create Date: July 14, 2015, 8:04 p.m.
Created By: mckenziesierra