Pachyseris rugosais commonly referred to as serpent coral, elephant skin coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Pachyseris rugosa are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pachyseris rugosa, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pachyseris rugosa, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are upright, irregular, usually contorted, anastomosing bifacial plates. They are often over one metre across. Columellae are wall-like lobes.
Colour: Deep bluish-grey or brown.
Habitat: May develop into large mound-shaped colonies in shallow water but smaller colonies occur in a wide range of habitats including those exposed to strong wave action.
Similar species: Pachyseris gemmae , Pachyseris involuta