fire coral

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fire coral

n.
Any of various brownish-yellow reef-building colonial hydrozoans of the genus Millepora having an encrusting or branching calcareous skeleton and nematocysts that release stinging barbs. Also called millepore.

[From the painful stings.]
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New observations on the stony coral (Scleractinia, Milleporidae, and Stylasteridae) species of Belize (Central America) and Cozumel (Mexico), Bulletin of Marine Science 1999; 64: 143-154.
homomala Sustrato duro arrecife Milleporidae Millepora complanata Sustrato duro arrecife Diploridae Diploria clivosa Sustrato duro arrecife Diploria strigosa Sustrato duro arrecife Poritidae Portes astreoides Sustrato duro arrecife Portes portes Fondo arenoso Siderastreidae Siderastrea siderea Sustrato duro arrecife Faviidae Montastrea annularis Sustrato duro arrecife Agariciidae Agaricia agaricites Coral muerto Acroporidae Acropora palmata Sustrato duro arrecife Meandriidae Meandrina meandrites Sustrato duro arrecife POLIQUETOS Sabellidae Sabellastarte sp.
6 TAS mats around Site Site name code >50-75% (%) -100% (%) 13 m Las Redes LR13 60 [+ o -] 17 " 9 [+ o -] 16 76 [+ o -] 21 " 18 [+ o -] 17 66 [+ o -] 22 Morgan's Reef MR13 15 [+ o -] 12 39 [+ o -] 22 Media Luna ML13 31 [+ o -] 27 43 [+ o -] 34 " 18 [+ o -] 20 54 [+ o -] 26 Yal Ku YK13 21 [+ o -] 22 53 [+ o -] 32 Xaak XA13 32 [+ o -] 22 27 [+ o -] 16 19 m Las Redes LR19 20 [+ o -] 16 31 [+ o -] 22 Morgan's Reef MR19 25 [+ o -] 29 37 [+ o -] 24 Media Luna ML19 Yal Ku YK19 13 [+ o -] 13 28 [+ o -] 19 TABLE 2 Species-specific relative stony coral cover by depths (% [+ o -] standard deviations) in 2000, near Akumal, Mexico Species Percent relative coral cover (%) 13m 19m Hydrozoa, Milleporidae Millepora alcicornis 0.