Heliopora coerulea (Pallas, ). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: ?p=taxdetails&id= Heliopora coerulea. (PALLAS, ). INVERT Bob Goemans. Common Names: Blue coral, ridge coral. Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa. Blue coral. Heliopora coerulea. Family Helioporidae updated Mar if you learn only 3 things about them They produce a hard skeleton but are considered.

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Iron salts give the skeleton of Heliopora coerulea its unique color, which allows for easy recognition in fossil outcrops. Often overlooked cuz of its color but gives a reef tank a beautiful natural look.

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Blue coerrulea on Singapore shores. Make your own badge here. The larvae of blue coral have not been observed to swim, and thus dispersal of this coral is determined by water movement 6. Add Your Animal Story. This is a peaceful species and can be kept with other species that are also peaceful.

Fire coral Millepora tenera.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Heliopora coerulea (Pallas, )

Blue corals may also be threatened by over-harvesting for the helilpora trade, where it was one of the top ten genera of corals traded between and 8.


The specimen seen here in my aquarium under metal halide lighting had doubled its size in only two years without any special attention to its needs other than bright light and good water movement. Sign up to our newsletter Get hepiopora latest wild news direct to your inbox. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world.

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Stephanie – I wish I had one ;- Anonymous – I have been growing this species for roughly 7 years, it started about the size of a quarter and has grown over 20 inches tall and 25 inches wide.

This species is affected by global climate change. Share this image — Hide sharing options.

Data provided by GBIF. Where Heliopora Corals Are Found: Its population is unknown but it is believed to be decreasing in line with the global destruction of coral reefs; it is threatened by aquarium harvesting, bleaching, habitat destruction, the acidification of oceans, and climate change.

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. X Close Image hliopora. The name origin of the Blue Coral Heliopora coerulea comes from the color of the animal’s aragonite skeleton. Jungle’s YouTube Channel – Reef. Larvae are typically very different in appearance to adults; they are able to feed and move around but usually are unable to reproduce.


Blue coral threats Blue coeruulea face the many threats that are impacting coral reefs globally. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. The absolute beauty of the coral’s blue skeleton has made it popular with curio collectors.

Image helioopra Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. It is the only remaining species of its family, Helioporidae. In the wild, Heliopora corals have developed several feeding strategies. This beginner coral is a little odd ball that will be a joy to own!

Blue Coral

If you are able to help please contact: AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Coral Reefs Retrieved 13 January Pulau Senang, Jun The coral polyp is basically an anemone-like animal that secretes a skeleton, at the base of which it is cooerulea to other polyps to form a colony.

But it is quite a unique soft coral with a very interesting history.