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Antler coral

Pocillopora eydouxi
     

This is a pioneer species, it produces lots of eggs, the larvae travel long distances and it can grow on continental rock.

It is one of the few species that can cross the Pacific Ocean and they dominate some South American reefs

(100% cover in some places in Colombia)

To travel such large distances the larvae can ‘self’ (their children can split in half) and they have several different species of symbiotic algae so as to be able to survive in different light conditions.

 
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