Leptopsammia pruvoti


Name: Leptopsammia pruvoti

Functional Group: Hard coral

Default Short Code: LEP_PRU

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Leptopsammia pruvoti

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Leptopsammia pruvoti, the sunset cup coral, is a solitary stony coral in the family Dendrophylliidae. It is an azooxanthellate species, meaning its tissues do not contain the symbiotic unicellular algae (zooanthellae) of the genus Symbiodinium, as do most corals.[1] It is native to the Mediterranean Sea. The species was described by Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers in 1897 and named to honor the French marine biologist Georges Pruvot.

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Create Date: Dec. 13, 2018, 5:18 a.m.

Created By: dar.golomb

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