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Pocillopora elegans (Cauliflower coral)

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Symbiodinium microadriaticum (zooxanthellae)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acropora millepora (Staghorn coral)1
Astreopora gracilis (Starflower coral)1
Goniastrea pectinata (Lesser star coral)1
Lobophyllia corymbosa (brain root coral)1
Platygyra daedalea (maze brain coral)1

Predators

Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish)[2]
Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[2]
Arothron hispidus (poison puffer)[2]
Arothron meleagris (Whitespotted pufferfish)[2]
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)[2]
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)[2]
Coralliophila monodonta[2]
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)[2]
Jenneria pustulata (Jenner's cowry)[2]
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)[2]
Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)[2]
Scarus perrico (perrico)[2]
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)[2]
Trapezia intermedia (common guard crab)[1]

Distribution

Indo-Pacific;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Cairns S.D., Hoeksema B.W. & van der Land J., , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 2Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
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