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Echinophyllia sp.
Name: Watermelon Chalice
Genus: Echinophyllia
Type: Chalices

Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
Color: Pink, Green
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Flow: Medium
Lighting: Medium

This Echinophyllia-like species is primarily bright pink and has some blue background coloration. Corallites are bright green and the edge of the colony has a bright green trim. The green trim can also contain other pigments. That combination of colors gives this coral an overall similarity to a slice of watermelon. This is probably why the initial discoverer of this coral gave the coral the name watermelon.

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