Dendrogyra cylindricus •
dendrogyra cylindricus

Dendrogyra cylindricus

Dendrogyra cylindricus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Pillar coral is a hard coral found in the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Dendrogyra. It is a digitate coral -that is, it resembles fingers or a cluster of cigars, growing up from the sea floor without any secondary branching. It is large and can grow on both flat and sloping surfaces at depths down to 20 m. It is one of the few types of hard coral in which the polyps can commonly be seen feeding during the day.

Detailed information
Full Name: Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Corals
Current listing status
Federal register documents
Citation Page
11/13/2014 79 FR 67356 67359 Adding 20 Coral Species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
No recovery information is available for the Pillar Coral.
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