The offspring of Echinophyllia orpheensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Echinophyllia orpheensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Echinophyllia orpheensis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Veron and Pichon, 1980
Infos from AIMS:
Description: Colonies are less than 0.5 metres across and submassive, becoming laminar around the periphery. Corallites are exsert except at the periphery. Costae are thick and beaded. Paliform lobes are usually well developed.
Color: Usually cream, reddish or pale brown, sometimes with green centres.
Similar Species: Echinophyllia aspera, which has smaller corallites without thick beaded costae. Can be mistaken for the faviid Barabattoia amicorum.
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Echinophyllia aspera var. sugiyamai (Yabe & Eguchi, 1935)
Echinophyllia aspera var. tosaensis (Yabe & Eguchi, 1935)
Echinophyllia tosaensis Yabe & Eguchi, 1935
Oxyphyllia aspera var. sugiyamai Yabe & Eguchi, 1935
Oxyphyllia aspera var. tosaensis Yabe & Eguchi, 1935