Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Tubipora: Acropora


n.1.(Zool.) A genus of halcyonoids in which the skeleton, or coral (called organ-pipe coral), consists of a mass of parallel cylindrical tubes united at intervals by transverse plates. These corals are usually red or purple and form large masses. They are natives of the tropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive ?
The incident was viral online following a Facebook post in July by Romina Lim, who found the 'exported' Tubipora and Heliopora corals from the Philippines in a gift shop in Long Beach, Washington.
According to Enolva, Subic's sand is pink because red fragments of organ pipe coral (Tubipora musica) have mixed with white sand in the area.
Tubipora catenularia Linnaeus, 1767; Silurian of Gotland (by monotypy).
In addition, during the spring low tide of the 24th October 2010, six 10 m long point intercept transects were conducted in the exposed fore-reef ramp to quantify the benthic coverage of Tubipora sp.
70 spms fixed in formaldehyde (SAM E3372), 6 spms mounted for LM (SAM E3373) entrance Second Lagoon, 23[degrees]29'S, 152[degrees]04'E, sand and gravel, 4-6 m, scuba, colls FP, GWR, TD, 25 November 1996; 8 spms fixed in formaldehyde (SAM E3374), 1 spm (female) preserved for LM (GWR), bay in front of laboratory, 23[degrees]30'S, 152[degrees]05'E, 1 m, among dead Tubipora, snorkeling, coll.
Among the most prominent of these "false corals" are the organ-pipe coral (Tubipora musica) an Octocorallian, and the common "fire coral," the Hydrozoan Millepora dichotoma.
The most common corals harvested commercially in the past included Acropora, Antipathes, Fungia, Heliopora, and Tubipora sp.